The girls and I normally pray together as we drive to our morning destinations. This morning, however, Kenzlee had asked to listen to “her” music (a Veggie Tales Worship CD which I highly recommend – it is fabulous).
So, I thought to myself that I wouldn’t interrupt their singing to pray with them, I would just pray for them on my own. I really didn’t think they would think anything of it. But, I was wrong. Early this evening, Evylee came to me to say, “Mom, we didn’t pray today.” And, while I felt like a failure, it reminded me of something very important – talking to God as a family is really, really important. I am so thankful for teachable reminder moments from a sweet 4-year-old girl. I will not think twice about praying with my kiddos during our next car trip.
And, in my feel like a failure moment, I am also reminded of the sermon from this past Sunday. God is a God of grace, it’s okay that I fail, it’s okay that I’m not a perfect mom – God’s grace covered me and my inadequacies when I knelt beside my bed at the mere age of 8! Wow . . . that is a lot of grace!!