Ever have those days when you think you might scream if you hear one more person call you "Mommy"? Most of today was like that. At one point, one of my boys began, "Mommy, can you..." I interrupted. "Matilda. Call me Matilda. Do you think you could call me Matilda...maybe just for a day? Just for a change. So call me Matilda, OK?" A blank look. A very blank look. He continues, "Mommy, can you..."
The oldest two are signed up for basketball with Upwards through a local church. Jacob would be great at it too, but the sweet little boy just can't work up the courage to walk out on that court by himself. So the older two had their evaluations today. We were a little nervous because we saw all of those little boys and girls out there dribbling and shooting like pros while our kids really haven't played much. But...they did great! I guess they've picked up a lot just playing out in the driveway--even though we haven't spent that much time out there. They begin practice next month and games in January. I'm looking forward to seeing them have fun through a new outlet.
Mark and I realize our children are on loan from God...it's our job to care for them and ultimately to allow them to live in an environment that is conducive to living their lives for Christ. Tonight during devotions, the boys both asked if they could pray to ask Jesus into their hearts. We're so happy our boys have made this decision. We were a bit hesitant at first because we aren't sure how much they actually understand, but they explained it to us in their own words pretty well. Now it is our responsibility to provide them with the right tools to grow and learn more about God so they may come to a full understanding of the decision they have made.