Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Prayer Circle

Tonight the kids all wanted to sleep together in Caleb's bed, so we let them. They were all wound up and excited from an evening of buying Christmas presents for each other and for Kevin and me. When we got home from shopping, they each went in different rooms to wrap their many treasures and then enthusiastically put them under the tree.

A couple of minutes after "lights out," Kevin walked back to check on them, and he discovered Callie, Caleb, and Katie sitting in a circle on Caleb's bed--holding hands and praying together. They were thanking God for a great day and for the chance to get to buy presents for each other. They really love being thoughtful and generous toward each other, and catching them in times like these makes our hearts just swell and overflow.

5 comments:

Nick said...

Heart-warming.


"Just stay like this until Dad comes back to check on us. I promise, it will be good for our Christmas present count."

Emily said...

What an awesome moment to catch! I can only imagine how wonderful it made you feel to know that you are raising little ones that love the Lord!!! Precious!!

Misti said...

Now, that is successful parenting! Good job, guys.

Carrie Bevell Partridge said...

Haha! I think you're right, Nick. It was totally a front.

jcbullock said...

I am just now seeing this! How wonderful! I doubt I'd catch mine like that. :)