Monday, May 16, 2011

Mixed Up Words

As we pulled into the school parking lot the other day, my daughter confidently announced that her teacher, “has a crotch.” “What?” I asked. “Mrs. S has a crotch,” she insisted. As I chuckled with tears rolling down my face I asked her, “what do you mean by that?” “You know, one of those things that goes under your arm to help you walk,” she explained. “OH! A crutch!” “Yes Mommy, that is what I said.” I got such a kick out of her mixed up words and couldn’t wait to tell her teacher who laughed even harder than I did! I have to admit, it is a lot of fun to hear our children stumbling through newly discovered words and concepts as they mix them up!
      The other day, again in the car, a song came on the radio, “Strength Will Rise,” and my daughter said, “I know this song Mommy. We sang it in church last Sunday when we were adopted.” I didn’t correct her, but simply said, “You’re right sweetheart.” Last Sunday we didn’t adopt my sweet daughter, but we dedicated her and all of our children to the Lord. We committed to raise them in the knowledge of Jesus Christ and do our best as parents to exemplify Jesus in all we say and do. We publically said that our children belong to God, not us.
“For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear,
but you received the Spirit of sonship.” Romans 8:15
Sonship means adoption.
God has adopted us into his family, giving us His full inheritance
and the same privileges of a natural child.
Perhaps my daughter’s mixed up words were not so mixed up after all! but revealing a deeper truth that one day when she chooses to follow Jesus, she will be adopted into God’s family.
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  1. This was absolutely precious (and hilarious!). The first one hilarious! The second absolutely divine! I can't wait for these moments with my own daughter!

  2. Awesomeness! Too funny! You'll be glad that you blogged that story, because when she's 16 & you want to embarrass her, you'll have this as proof!! Hahaha

  3. What a cute age. Kids can be so hilarious with their total honesty and perceptions of the world!



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