Driving around with my family during our recent trip
While looking out the van windows at the surrounding scenery and houses, Bubbers casually asked me, “Jesus made houses?”
Surprised, I paused and then answered, “Yes, Jesus made the things we use to build houses.”
Bubbers listened, nodded and concluded with finality, “Jesus made houses.”
A lazy night at home
My husband is the Ward Mission Leader for our church and our awesome new missionaries often stop by to see him, but don’t always give us notice beforehand.
One such visit occurred after I’d already “dressed down” for the evening in my wonderfully baggy pajamas and wasn’t planning on seeing anyone besides my husband and son.
So when I glanced out the living room window and saw the Elder missionaries briskly walking up our sidewalk, I exclaimed, “The Elders are here!” and promptly hefted myself upstairs and out of sight as fast as possible.
Once I was safely hidden, Charming answered the door and welcomed the Elders inside.
And as soon as they sat down, Bubbers excitedly told them in his exceptionally clear voice that rang throughout the whole house, “Mommy run upstairs!! Zoom!!”
I froze in disbelief.
“Yes,” Charming said calmly, “Mommy is upstairs.”
Silence settled and I hoped my husband’s nonchalant response would satisfy my son.
And his voice rose with even more excitement as he exclaimed for the whole world to hear, “Mommy said, “Elders here!”, run upstairs!!!”
During Sacrament meeting at church yesterday
While the sacramental bread was being passed to the congregation, Charming silently bowed his head, closed his eyes and said a private prayer.
After a few minutes, he opened his eyes and sat up.
Bubbers smiled at his Daddy and with great excitement that echoed throughout the chapel exclaimed, “Daddy woke up?!?!”