Thursday, July 10, 2008

my little aly...a Lili story

So tonight was trucking along much like every other night...the girls were getting ready for bed, telling everyone goodnight...following their normal bedtime routines. Pretty much every night it ends with Lili having a melt down if Aly doesn't pray for her. Aly usually then walks her to the nursery with me following behind. It is precious alright!!

Tonight...well, tonight was a bit different. After Aly prayed for her baby sister, she didn't walk her to her room. Lili and I just went on and headed for bed. About the time we got to the door of Lili's room, she started crying. I asked her what was wrong and she said, "I want to pray for Aly!!" Okay...well, this is certainly a change of events...a first...why not...lets go with it.

So, I came back in the living room and told Aly that Lili wanted to pray for her. I think Aly was kind of taken off guard a bit...she didn't say anything. Lili came running into the room and climbed up on the couch next to her big sister. They both "assumed the position", folded their little hands and Lili's prayer started like this..."Dear Jesus, thank you for my little Aly. I love her..." She went on to thank God for her Daddy and me and for Poppy (my dad).
It was absolutely precious!!! I cried...David cried...Jesus smiled...
God let out a soothing sigh...and was pleased.
Therefore shall ye lay up these my words in your heart and in your soul,
and bind them for a sign upon your hand, that they may be as frontlets between your eyes. And ye shall teach them to your children, speaking of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, when thou
liest down, and when thou risest up.
And thou shalt write them upon the door posts of thine house, and upon thy gates:
That your days may be multiplied, and the days of your children, in the land which the LORD sware unto your fathers to give them, as the days of heaven upon the earth. Deuteronomy 11:18-21
In HIS Mighty Grip...

9 comments:

The Morris Family said...

Two of the most precious "prayer warriors" in all of His creation!...what a sweet reminder for us all to get on bended knee and pray...

Stacey Sawicki said...

Shelley,
You have left me in TEARS with the last few postings on your blog. I just love your little noodles and so sad we did not have a chance to see you all when you were in town. That picture of them praying is so precious!
Miss you all,
Stacey Sawicki

Naomi said...

Dear Shelley,
It is so wonderful to meet you on your blog!!! Thank you for your precious comment you left for me. Your girls are so beautiful in the Lord!!! There is nothing more wonderful than seeing little ones praying to Jesus. I am encouraged by your blog and story and look forward to getting to know you more!!!
Blessing,
Naomi

David said...

We are soooooo blessed my dear.
I love you,
D

a Tonggu Momma said...

Now that is so RIGHT! So right...

prechrswife said...

Absolutely precious...

Panda-Mom said...

That is soooo precious!!!! ; )

I will post our country very soon! Just want to be more solid with paperwork first! Scared of things not working out like all the other times. ; )

Val said...

How precious. I keep meaning to get a picture of Sophie praying. Her eyes bunch up and she has a thousand little wrinkles all over her forehead, eyelids, nose, etc.

Can't wait to see you guys soon!

Anonymous said...

THANKS for sharing!

This is just too cute and Precious for words!!! Love it!

Ethel