Kendall's excitement is contagious...the spontaneous jumping - her excitement cannot be contained...it must be released somehow and jumping and giggling is such a fun way to release it!
So into the car seat, all buckled up ready to go!
As i pulled up to the gas pump she asked me to wait to pump gas until she recited the Pledge of Allegiance - well of course i would wait for that! Kendall learned the Pledge of Allegiance at the Awana program at our church and her mom and dad helped her to "know" it. She can recite it perfect and makes sure her hand is over her heart and stands up straight! of course this time she was in her car seat with her hand over her heart, strong emotion and very proper stance! When she finished I got out and started pumping gas...I heard her voice, talking to someone, so i quietly side stepped over to the window and there she was, hands folded tightly, eyes closed, head bowed, praying - yes she was praying, praying so sincerely. it was like her jumping because of her excitement - so spontaneous. Asking the Lord to be with the children and the butterflies today... When we started off again to the church Kendall said 'Grandma, I think we should pray all the way to church." "Yes", i agreed "a great idea!".. Kendall said "ok grandma, I will start then it will be your turn." So.....we prayed all the way to church - yes a precious 4 year old and her grandma - taking turns. Praying for and thanking God for our cars, our food, our houses, the children, the butterflies, thankful for Jesus and that He died for our sins. When we arrived at the church my heart was touched so strongly that all I could think about was how Jesus was smiling.
Just as He smiles when the 100 year old with Alzheimer's, who knows no one anymore, can still recite a Bible verse and sing a hymn. God is truly present in their heart.