a proud mommy moment

September 28, 2010

Grace attends preschool at the YMCA on Tuesdays and Thursdays. She loves it, to say the least.

Normally when we go to pick her up, the kids are playing on the playground or are out on the soccer field. Not today. They were still inside having “large group” time. We were a few minutes early, so we got to observe.

At the end, they sang a few songs. The teacher asked several of the kids what songs they wanted to sing. She asked Grace. Grace’s choice…”Jesus Loves Me.” The teacher’s response was that she didn’t know that song. Sad, but true. So, she asked Grace to sing it for everyone. Grace belted out “Jesus Loves Me” at the top of her lungs with all the kids and teachers watching her. She had a smile on her face and I had tears in my eyes.

At that very moment, even though she didn’t realize it, she was proud to sing the name of Jesus. She wasn’t denying Him. She was proud and happy and there was nothing else she’d rather sing about.

It made me realize something about myself. I deny God too often. When I first heard her say that her choice was “Jesus Loves Me,” I tensed up. What would the teacher’s think? This is a secular classroom. But, when I looked at Grace’s face, I realized…I need to be more like her. Proud to sing, say, shout…whatever!

In the Bible it talks about coming to Jesus like a little child. I have a great image of what that means now. When I read that verse or think about that idea, I’ll think of Grace….sitting in the middle of the “large group” time, with a bright smile on her face, singing “Jesus Loves Me” to people who don’t know the song. Sweet. Precious. Genuine.

My favorite moment as a Mommy so far…

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