On Sunday, my kids’ Sunday School teachers sent home a copy of the morning and evening prayer. So yesterday, I started the day by having my kids fold their hands and close their eyes respectfully in prayer, while I read it to them. It’s not very long and I thought it would be a good thing to do to get our day started. I had it all in my head about the way this should go. That was my first mistake. (Duh. It never goes the way I think it should go.)

I read the prayer and my son fidgeted like crazy during the entire prayer.  I was frustrated with him and said that I wish he would have paid attention. (Second BIG mistake.)

Before I even finished my sentence, my son asked for the paper and grabbed a pencil.  He told me it was going to be a good thing.  Thank goodness I calmly waited to see what he was going to do with that pencil.  (It could have been anything!)

All on his own, he wrote, ” I love Jesus.”

It took all of my strength not crumble into a heap on the floor.

He WAS listening and praying.  He can fidget and pay attention at the same time.  I was completely wrong!!!!  I said a silent prayer of thanks that my son taught me the best lesson: My son is listening and God is listening.  (even when it doesn’t seem like it to me.)

Lesson learned-AGAIN.