Even with a band-aid covering her boo-boo and chocolate all over her mouth, I think she is so beautiful!
I was going to give an Anna Grace update this morning, since I know there are quite a few of my dear prayer warrior buddies praying for her, but instead I want to journal a quick story of what happened last night.
For the past week at bedtime, Scott and I have been allowing the kids to take turns each night and tell us "a story". It's a way of getting them to express themselves, develop their language skills while at the same time allowing them to stretch their imaginations.
There's been a lot of copying of stories so we try to guide them a bit. The big story climax for the past couple of days has always been "a monster in the window". Usually said monster is fought off by the brave boys, etc. and a quick "The End!" follows.
Last night was Anna Grace's story night. It was different. This is how it went.
SCOTT: "Ok, Anna Grace. Your turn for a story tonight."
ANNA GRACE: (beaming while clearing throat in preparation) "Once upon a time, there was a biiiiiggg" (arms outstretched) "monsta." (then quiet.)
ME: "What did the monster do?"
ANNA GRACE: "He came into my bedroom and jumped on my bed." (more silence.)
ME: "Ooooh, how scary. What did you do?"
ANNA GRACE: "I ran to Mama's room and get you." (Again the same pause)
ME: "Oh my! Was I scared? What did I do?" (expecting to be the one to fight off the monster)
ANNA GRACE: "No, Mama! You not scared." (we continued to wait for more...but silence ensued).
ME: "So? What did I do?"
ANNA GRACE: "You pwayed for me!"
ME: (Looking at her through blurry, tear-filled eyes) "And did that take the monster away?"
ANNA GRACE: (indignantly) "Yes, Mama! Whenever you pway for me everything is all betta. Oh! The monsta tond into a rainbow. The End!"
Definitely a sign that all those prayers are working! Thank you!