Will you know if you are experiencing THE LAST TIME?
Tonight, I had the rare opportunity to lay beside one of my kids in bed while he fell asleep. Amidst, “I’m not really tired. I usually just lay here til midnight every night.” Ok. Whatever. So he tucked in beside me and within minutes I felt his body begin to randomly twitch. I silently smiled and was overwhelmed with love for this young man. Sunday, was one of my son’s baptism night and my other son spent the whole day schooling him on his ‘bath-tism’. So funny.
You never know when that ‘last’ time is going to occur. Did I just feel him fall asleep for the last time? Probably not, but someday I will. Will I appreciate that? I don’t remember when my last time was that I sat in my mom or daddy’s lap. Nor do I remember the last time I cried into my daddy’s shoulder ’cause some bum had broken my heart. I do, however, remember the last time I spoke with Winnie. It was just a few days before she died and I was pleading with her to accept Jesus. I’m glad those were my last words to her. At least they are words of hope.
So, there’s my smile for the day today. Although there were many… that’s the one I remember… my last born son giving in to exhaustion, all the while saying he’s not really tired. Isn’t that what God wants us to do? Just give in and let Him protect us and take over and things will be fine. Hmmm…
Let me encourage you to pick one of these books to read outloud as a family and include your children in the discussion. They are short snippets that can pick up and be read as you go and for short periods of time. Enjoy!!