A year or two back we received a book as a gift that was full of prayers sealed in tiny envelopes. We read it with the kids a few times, but honestly it has sat on the shelf for some time. Quite frankly, getting the prayers in and out of the envelopes is a tricky process and I ended up stressing out and pestering the kids more often then not during storytime. (Didn't want to rip the papers and ruin the book.) So much for fun story time, so away the book went.
About a week ago, said books surfaced again. Seemingly out of nowhere, it appeared at Maddux's bedtime. Lehr read the book with her. On the last page is a slightly larger envelope and blank paper. The page directed the reader to write a small prayer to God on there. We never got that far in the book when we used to read it. But as Lehr got to that page and opened the envelope, he found that Maddux had been reading that book and wrote her own prayer. Amazing. And her prayer could not have been more encouraging. I love that with no direction, and not even during the holiday time of year, she thought to talk to God honestly about Christmas.
Thank You God,
I love the presents but I know that you are more important to me and I know your birthday is on that day.