With so many negative things bombarding our children today I love when I see good habits taking hold. Prayer has become one of those habits I am grateful to see my children enjoying.
Prior to our move to SA, almost 3 years ago (gosh, it has gone by so quickly), when we would pray for the transition Skyler always prayed 2 things. One, that her new house would have a swimming pool and two, that she would get (her wording) a baby sister. We weren’t sure where either of those requests came from as we never talked about our house having a pool nor were there any plans to have a baby in the near future (thus my life verse Prov. 19:21). You can imagine the excitement when Rich announced that the house he found to rent just happened to have a swimming pool. It is very common for the houses here to have a pool (kind of like Florida)….but I am not settled on the fact that it is a coincidence.
Four weeks after our move to SA, I found out I was pregnant. And 20 weeks after that we received the ultrasound confirming it was a girl. It was then Rich and I decided that Skyler would be included in any matters of prayer. :-)
Blake has taken to praying as well. His recent prayers include baby Noah (Michelle and Beth’s blog brought him to our attention), Uncle Ronnie (he hurt his back), and the Crocodile Hunter. It was a sad day at the Franzen household when we learned that Steve Irwin died. I tried to explain to Blake that instead of praying for the Croc Hunter rather we should pray for his family. It did not work; he is pretty insistent that “God will bring him back to life”. Oh boy! Although these prayers bring me much delight my favorite is when he prays, “and Jesus I am soooo sorry you had to die on the cross”. It just melts me.
Even Tori is getting in on it. We find most anything she does at this age adorable. She is at the “adorable-edible” age. But we all coo at the supper table when she buries her head in her hands and mumbles gibberish along with whoever is praying.
I am truly grateful that my children are taking to heart such a wonderful practice. So if you have any prayer requests, send them our way.