Wednesday, November 11, 2009

The sweetest little girl



Tonight after Tom put Joni to bed, I went in there to check on her and I walked in on her saying a prayer.  She was kneeling down on her little Muslim prayer rug that a good friend gave her from the Old City.  When I realized what she was doing, I tucked back behind the door so she wouldn't hear or see me.  Soon Tom came also, and we listened to the sweetest little girl give the sweetest little prayer.  Here are several of the things she said, although I'm afraid I can't remember it all.....
Please, Father, bless my dad to work hard and earn lots of money at school (she's a little confused on that).


Please bless that I will be able to stop screaming at mom.  Please, please help me.  I don't want to scream anymore.  You have to trust me, and I will trust you if you help me.

And Father, please bless that I will be able to learn a lot at school and that my brain will learn Hebrew faster so I can be friends with all the kids, not just Batja.

Help me and Batja to practice Hebrew.  I will tell her the words I remember, and she will tell me the words she remembers.

Please bless that I will feel you, Father, while I'm at school, and also Jesus and all the angels.

Thank you for the good Spirit I feel everyday all the time.

Please, please, please help me have a good day tomorrow.  Help me walk right into school without fussing.  Please help me to not fuss all day tomorrow.  I want to make good choices soooooo bad.

Then as she crawled into bed and I came in to sit with her while she fell asleep, she turned to me and said, "I just felt Heavenly Father tell me thank you."

11 comments:

Kate said...

ahh I have tears streaming down my face. I love your blog. You have an incredible family. Your DD is amazing. Never forget watching her say those things. Beautiful. Arent they an absolute blessing from HF?

Devon said...

I'm tearing up!! What a sweet girl! Says a lot for her wonderful parents...:)

Amy, thanks for your sweet comment on my blog--it really meant a lot.

Megan G said...

Wow that made me cry. The faith of a child. I am so glad you recorded that and shared--I know it will be a blessing to look back at in the future. That little girl is such an example to me.

Elisabeth said...

I'm wiping away my tears. Such a sweet, beautiful prayer. Joni's faith is amazing, no wonder we are commanded to be as little children. The part that got me the most is where she felt Heavenly Father tell her thank-you.
I love your sweet family.

Stacey Wright said...

And then did you cry? I would have been a wreck behind that door. What a great mommy you are that your kids say prayers like that!

Shane and Geana said...

Wow!! That was so touching. She is so close to the spirit it is amazing. I love to hear children pray.

Josie said...

Very sweet :)

Brooke Stoneman said...

Oh my word. You should probably print this post and frame it somewhere. That is both a sweet, sweet little girl, and a girl with some diligent parents who have taught her how to pray.

Thanks for sharing this dear moment.

Josh and Gloriana said...

oh my goodness- this caught me by surprise. I am totally crying- what a sweet sweet girl. How special that she has a relationship with her Heavenly Father.

Kristine said...

They have such strong spirits. THEY are the choice spirits sent here. Her little prayer was so sweet and pure. Thank you for sharing.

K and M K said...

Ditto with everyone else. I should NOT have read this post at work. What an angel! I just adore princess Joni.