I just never want to forget the sweet things our kids do. And oh how I wish I'd had my camera on me last night.
We pulled up to church and Elijah immediately began protesting going to play in the playroom. We let him stay in service with us (Me, Derek, and Asher) through most of worship, and he started getting restless torward the end of worship so I took him to the room and gave him a snack and he stayed to play with the other kids. I went back to service.
Not long after, guess who was hungry and wanted to be fussy? :) So again, I get up and leave and go to the nursery to rock Ash and feed him. Elijah finds me in the nursery (there are adjoining doors) He hangs pretty close to me and eventually looks at me and says "mommy, i wanna go to the sanctuwary" and beeline's for the nursery door. I get him to stay and he protests "but mommmmmy, i wanna learn about jesus!"
*melt my heart*
so I finally get Asher situated, and we go back to the sanctuary, Elijah going with me this time. We sit down and get still, and Josh was finishing up his sermon. And praying over people etc and he opened the alters for prayer. Derek goes down to the alter to pray, and Elijah watches intensely. Next thing I know, Elijah is asking me to go pray. I nodded at him and he ran as FAST as he could up to his daddy and kneeled beside him, rested his head on the stage and didn't budge. I got up and stood in the back of the sanctuary so I could see him at all times, in case he tried to get distracting, but he never moved. It was THE. CUTEST. THING. EVER. I really wish I'd had my camera. REALLY REALLY wish I had.
And one more thing I don't want to forget so I'm going to throw it in here... last night before church we went to visitation for a friend's dad at the funeral home. We take our kids with us, they are very aware of what death is, and what it means, and we don't hide that. Anyhow, as we're going in the building Elijah matter of factly states. "I don't be died. I be safe daddy." I'm not sure where he comes up with some of this stuff, but he's so smart!