Monday, May 25, 2009
This weekend we celebrated my daughter's 9th birthday. She was desperately hoping our adventurous friends could hook up the zip line for the party (like they did for my son's party). It looked doubtful with all this rain we've been having. The forecast even said to expect showers and thunderstorms. But she prayed and guess what? We had our first blue sky in a week! Just in time for the party.
Here she is, coasting down the zip line with a big grin on her face. The party was a huge success. I lost count of how many kids (of all ages) that were running around the place. But aside from one girl who got a tummy ache and had to leave early, everyone else had a great time.
I was so thankful -- especially for the sunshine (I was praying fervently too!) I think sometimes I forget how much it means to have God answer these little prayers. It may not seem like much in the grand scheme of things. But it's the small details, the little kindnesses that build a relationship.
The Lord is building a relationship with my kids. I'm in awe sometimes at how He goes about doing it. Whenever He does something for them, it just gets me. It just makes me love Him more.
"He tends His flock like a shepherd: He gathers the lambs in His arms and carries them close to His heart; He gently leads those that have young." Isaiah 40:11