Posted by Gary on April 28, 2006
It is a joy to have young children at age 40. We have two seven year olds, one six year old, a two year old and thank God, another child on the way. Having these young children helps keep me young and I am glad for it.
Today we left Myrtle Beach after a week of vacation. After getting on the road my son Elijah told me that he saw a cartoon where a child entered a television and went into another world. He then said, "That can’t really happen right dad? That’s just a camera trick right?" I of course answered, "Yes".
Elijah then quite seriously said, "I know it can’t happen because I tried it once and hit my head on the screen." What a priceless laugh for me. So often I am impatient with my children and fail to appreciate the moments God gives me with them.
Tonight we worked on putting a LEGO car together (tons of little pieces-a parent’s nightmare). Elijah said, "Dad, your the best dad in the world, is it alright for me to say your the best dad in the world?" I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Dear God, help me to appreciate these gifts from You and forgive me for being so grown up sometimes. I long to have a child’s heart toward You: Believing everything You say, looking up to You and being honest and needy instead of dishonest and self-reliant.
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