Both Halee and Gavin have really been interested in what it means to be a Christian lately. With as much as we talk about Jesus and God around our house it is no doubt why. With Easter finishing last weekend, we had a couple of baptisms on Easter Sunday, which brought up even more questions.
We have been talking off and on with them for the past few weeks, and both kids responded with I’m already a Christian because I believe in Jesus. One thing that has always been important to me for the kids is that they make the decision on their own and without us persuading them. I wanted to make sure that they understood what it meant to accept Christ as their savior and to fully understand (what they can at their age) about sin.
Sunday night both kids asked when they could get baptized. I sat with them individually and talked about it and asked them if they wanted to pray to accept Jesus into their life. They both wanted to and I felt like they both have an understanding of what it all means. I am so excited about them making this decision in their life and realizing the importance of it. They were both excited and the next morning Halee yelled down to Nana, “I’m a Christian!!”
My biggest prayer for them has always been that they will grow up making God the center of their life. I also pray that Kristee and I will be parents that always point them to God in everything that they do. I pray the they grow up to not only be Christian but leaders for Christ in this lost world.
For those that don’t know I had my appendix taken out about 2 weeks ago. It was definitely a surprise to me. I was feeling a little discomfort in my lower right side, but tried to blow it off in hopes of it getting better. Although I didn’t put it off long, I tried to ignore it. I decided 2 weeks ago to go get it checked out after a night of little rest.
The doctor said that I wasn’t showing really much pain that is associated with appendicitis, but thought that maybe we caught it early. Before long I was getting x-rays and then a ct scan, and then soon after headed straight to the hospital for possible surgery that Thursday night.
The doctors said that it was inflamed and recommended taking it out. After a little thought and talking I decided it was probably the best thing to do. I had surgery and fortunately got it done laparoscopically so recover time hasn’t been too bad. Probably the two worse things about it had nothing to do with my stomach. I had some of the most intense pain in my shoulders for about 2 days following the surgery due to the air that was pumped into me to balloon me up. And the other thing which would affect anyone with surgery is the exhaustion. I could not believe how tired I was for several days following the surgery. I hate taking afternoon naps, but I had no problems taking naps and then going to bed early at night.
Needless to say I am doing much better now, I go in for my 2 week follow up tomorrow. I thank everyone for their prayers during this time, it has been quite the adventure, not the kind that I want to do again.
We are currently watching Spongebob Squarepants and on the show Mr. Crabs is talking to his big pile of money. I asked Gavin if he was crazy and Gavin said, “He just loves his money.” I thought this would be a good opportunity to give a nice life lesson, about the downfalls of loving money.
I told him and Halee that is isn’t good to love money. I told them that we do need it to live, but that it isn’t something that we are to obsess over. So of course the questions start coming as to why. I explained that if you think about money too much you lose out on the more important things in life, such as family and friends.
After going through the little life lesson. Gavin looked at me and said, “I don’t love money, I just like to spend it.”
I am so glad that he got the point of my message.
The other day Nancee was telling me about a discussion that she and Gavin were having about things God made and things Man made.
It went something like this:
Who made the trees?
Who made cars?
Who made houses?
Who made the sun?
Who made the grass?
As you can see this carried on for a few minutes with various different things Gavin wanted to know who made.
Then pretty soon Gavin said, “Nana, what did woman make?”
That is absolutely hilarious!!! I really wish I could have been there to hear him say that, better yet get it on video. He really can crack you up with some of the things he can come up with.