Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Bedtime Routine

Do you have a bedtime routine with your kid/s?
I have recently been so touched
by our bedtime/naptime routine.
Both my girls are still on bottles,
trying to cut one and not the other seems impossible,
so one day soon, 
we will give the bottles away to a baby that needs them.
and they will be gone for good.
Until then,
they both get up on the couch,
Ellie with her special blanket,
Pea with her special bunny and her handmade quilt from 
great, great grandma.
Ellie always finishes first
so we take her upstairs and give her kisses.
We put on her fan and then instantly she says
So we hold her hand as we thank God for the day.
Pea usually takes a bit longer.
She likes to milk her milk!
We take her upstairs,
give her kisses and hugs and turn on her fan.
Then she asks me to sing "Joy"
by "Joy" she means the song that goes:
"I love you Lord,
And I lift my voice
to worship You,
Oh my soul rejoice
Take Joy my King
In what you hear,
May it be a sweet, sweet song
in Your ear"
Then she wants you to pray with her.
And since I have gotten my locket,
she asks to see it every time.
It has touched me how much they except God in their life.
There is no question.
It is just what we do.
We pray to God and sing to God.
They have such faith that what mommy & daddy 
are teaching them is right.
They don't question it.
Instead, they remind ME to do it.
They keep ME accountable to what we have taught them.
I am so blessed to have my girls.
I am so thankful for them and
I just pray that as they get older,
they don't lose that faith.


  1. reminded me of:
    "At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, “Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” And calling to him a child, he put him in the midst of them and said, “Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

    (Matthew 18:1-4 ESV)