Monday, January 5, 2009

Sermon..."shermon"

My dear daughter Jennifer was drawing at her easel when she told me

"I werkin on my shermon, don't bottah me I do shermon"........LOL. Her daddy had gone upstairs on Saturday to finish up his sermon he'd struggled with all week. Sometimes they come easy and sometimes not. The kids had been outlandishly active and rambunctious and their daddy told them they'd have to quiet down and not bother him because he needed to finish up his sermon. Anyway, this was the result. She worked for 30 minutes on her "shermon".

I asked her what it was about and she said

"Desus, He help me, He love me". That is about it. It was so cute. And she has been playing "shermon" writing ever since. I have to say it is about the cutest in the world.

Children.........they watch everything we do and say. That is why we have to work so hard to be good examples for them. Even in the moments when we do make mistakes, say something we should not, or do something we should not and they see it. We must apologize and let them know mistakes will happen.....and that forgiveness will always be ready. They need to see us do good things and when we don't they need to see us admit it and ask for forgiveness.

So my dear sweet daughter's "shermon" in its own simple way touched my soul and my heart. She insisted on giving it to her grandparents......so I must have her write me another to put in the keepsake box.

Ahh....the innocence and sweetness of childhood.

2 comments:

Amy said...

Isn't that just the sweetest thing?! Adorable!

Thelma said...

thanks so much....my kids bless my socks off!