Wednesday, October 7, 2009

My Big Brown Eyed Girl

Tonight as I was tucking Alexa into bed.  She looked at me with her big brown eyes and had tears in them.  I said, "Alexa, what is wrong sweety!"  She said, "Mommy I want to pray and ask Jesus in my heart tonight!"  As I talked through it with her and asked her if she knew what that meant or if she had done it before she said, "Well kind of but I didn't really understand it or know what I was doing then."  She said, "I think I was too little!"  She said the sweetest prayer as she asked Jesus to forgive her sins and for him to come into her heart! She had a huge smile on her face.  She said, "Will you tell daddy!"

I ran downstairs to tell Eric and he ran upstairs to talk to her.  As he crawled up in her top bunk with her she said, "Daddy, I knew you would come so I made room for you!"  How sweet is that!

It was such a sweet moment that I wanted to document it for years to come! I pray that she will grasp what it truly means to have Jesus Christ as her Savior and Lord of her life.  I also pray that she will always know that her mommy and daddy are here for her just like tonight she knew her daddy would come for her.  


Kathryn Schoon-Tanis said...

julie: this post about alexa is so beautiful. and, here i am in the library with tears in my eyes. but, what made it even more perfect is reading this post right before the one about shane going to the store to get a babe. talk about the roller coaster of emotions! i LOVE your kids! and, i miss you a ton. let's try and talk soon...

Flip-flop Mama said...

I am so proud of you Alexa! Jesus Loves You Very Much! When Ainsley asked Jesus into her heart it was such a special time she had to share it with her daddy too! And what a great blessing for your parents!!!

Kathy said...

What a precious post. To have Alexa look at you with tears in her eyes as she made this decision--it seems she already understands what an important moment that was for her at such a tender age. She seems like such a wise little girl.
What a little blessing.

DiJo said...

Hi Julie!
Your children are BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!

I got your message about shopping! IF you drive into the western suburbs, I LOVE Goodnight Moon on 50th and France. It is doors away from the Edina Creamery. A lot of what you see on Ruby is from Matilda Jane which is an on-line or trunk show company. And, I get a lot of Ainsley's clothes at Nordstroms. I shop their Anniversary sale every July and load up for her.

Have fun Shopping! I need one of those weekends!


Carey said...

Oh, Julie how wonderfully awesome! God is so good, and how grateful you must be that you could be present for that. AWESOME!

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