Sometimes it is hard to remember that when the whining seems incessant or they tear through the house like little tornadoes with hands that grab everything! A week or so ago my family was in that crazy hour that we call dinner when one of those awe filled moments grabbed me. The kids were asking for things faster than I could get them to the table. The baby was in one arm refusing to be put down and my hubby was trying his best to match those annoying sippy cups with lids... couldn't they just all be universal?! Meanwhile the food was getting cold or burned- depending on which stove eye you looked at.
"For the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these."
Then it happened to my husband a few days ago. The kids were whining about who was going to tuck them in bed. After the regular evening dispute was settled, Cameron walked Alena into her room and reminded her that Daddy was going to put her to bed. "Ok," she said. "Daddy and the angel." Hmmm. The angel??? Cameron was seriously curious now. He asked our third princess what angel she was referring to. She hopped in the purple Tinker Bell bed and slid under the covers. Alena told him she had a dream last night about an angel. She said the angel took her to heaven and she played with Makiah in her castle. Ironically, she had been talking all day about playing with Makiah, but she never mentioned the dream so her grandmother and I just thought she was trying to sort through this whole idea of a sister she hasn't met. Does God give dreams? Yes! The bible is full of dreams from the Lord. But to little children?
"Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them..."