Friday, June 23, 2006


When Andy notices something really cool, he stops and says Oh my gosh really slow, pausing after each word. Last night when he was watering his sunflowers, he stopped and crouched down low and said "Oh, my gosh" really loud and extra slowly. I went to see what it was all about - had something dug up all of his seeds? Was it a big worm or a caravan of ants? With my child it could be anything. As I approached, he turns and looks at me and says "Mom, you said my sunflowers wouldn't grow for several more days - LOOK!" Sure enough, a few sprouts are already pushing through the earth. Then, he adds "Good thing I've been good today and all of the yesterdays- I think God noticed and helped my sunflowers to grow faster - God can do that, you know. And I'm going to make sure God likes me and wants to be nice to me and my garden!" Every year I get a new appreciation for gardening by seeing things through Andy's eyes. I am so glad that he shares this interest with me.


Kimberly said...

Oh, Kathi! What a wonderful post! My heart is so encouraged when I hear of children relating to God and speaking of His blessings.
What an awesome God we serve! And what an amazing mom you are to make your lifes work cultivating Andy's heart.
Blessings to you my friend!

Woodland Fairy said...

That is precious!