Tonight I prayed with Josiah while Daddy prayed with Ava Beth. Honestly, I was kind of in a hurry. But after tonight, I realize how precious our prayers are and how important it is to sometimes take our time. I also realized all the loved ones that stay on my son's mind. Many of you are so special to Him. He may not see you as much as he would like but he thinks of you constantly. This child remembers everything. And the coolest part about it? He knows who goes with who when he prays. He would never put one family member with another, he knows exactly who you go with. If you weren't mentioned tonight, there's always tomorrow night!
After I said my prayer for Josiah out loud, it was His turn.
Josiah: Dear Jesus, thank you for Sissy and Mommy and Daddy.
Thank you for Jordan (a little boy that comes over three days a week after school).
And Jesus, I will share with Jordan and we don't hit Jordan!
Thank you Jesus for MiMi and Pawpaw and Grammy and Papa and Opoh. (Thank goodness he never leaves ANY grandparent out!)
Thank you for Brookie and Brandon and thank you for Aunt Laura and Mr. Josh. Mommy, we have two Josh's.
Mommy: Yes we do. Let's finish praying.
Josiah:Thank you for Uncle Josh and Aunt Desiree and Mason!
Thank you for Aunt Kaufee (This his FAIRY GOD-MOTHER! No, really she is! And a family friend too.)
Thank you for Kyle and Brooke and Aunt Lori and Uncle Randy.
Thank you for Aunt KiKi and Uncle Jon-Michael.
In Jesus Name, Amen!
Good night Mommy, I love you.
And when I wake up in the morning, I'm gonna come to your bed.
I must say, I am so proud of the little boy he has become. Even now His heart for God is unbelievable. I know that God adores hearing Josiah's prayers. If you aren't praying with your kids every single night, start now! We have done this with our kids since they were born. You may not think they get it, but they do. It will truly minister to you when you hear how thankful they are for life and all the people in it. Tonight as I rest my head on my pillow, I feel my prayer should be much like Josiah's, a prayer of thankfulness.