Wednesday, January 13, 2010

My Child

Do you ever have moments when your child does something and you completely fall in love with them all over again? Those moments when you see into their very hearts and you are amazed.

I had one of those moments tonight.

Jackie Boy, my eight year old,  was lighting the fire for me something I still have not mastered and the news was on about the earthquake in Haiti. He was really concentrating on making a good fire like his daddy has taught him so I didn't think he was even paying any attention to what was happening on the television.

He suddenly looked up at me and said-

Mommy, where are they going to sleep tonight?
Who baby?
The people. The people in the earthquake.
I don't know. The president of the Haiti was on TV a little bit ago and said his palace and his home were destroyed and he didn't even have a place to sleep. It is a very poor country and they have been devastated. 

The images of these hurt and broken people kept flashing on the TV.

He looked back up at me and said-

What can we do to help them have a place to sleep? Can we help them have a place to stay?

It was then that I just fell in love all over again with this sweet boy of mine. I had heard the news during the day of the devastation and I know the ways to help, but I had done nothing.

So I explained to him that there are organizations that work to help people during disasters and that they will set up shelters and bring food and water to help.  I asked if he remembered making the shoeboxes at Christmas every year for the children all over the world, then explained that we could go on to the Samaritan's Purse website and donate money. That was what we could do.

It didn't seem like much in the face of the destruction, but it was something. So we prayed over the people of Haiti and the money we gave and Samaritan's Purse. We prayed healing over the nation and for people to be rescued and that those most in need would get shelter and food and water and medical attention in time.

In time.

He seemed comforted that he had done something to help.

Then he looked at me and said-

Mommy, could you please look for my Bible tomorrow? I haven't had it since we moved and I really want to find it. 

Yes, I will do that for you my sweet boy. 


Anne Ericsson said...

Wow! The depth in Jack is so amazing!!!!!!

Éimí said...

what a wonderful heart your son has!

Life is good! said...

you taught him well! what a darling wonderful son you have.

Angelica Bays, said...

'atta boy, Jack!

Gina said...

That made me cry... especially the part at the end!
I love him!

Buddy and Krista said...

that is so precious B :) jose was super cute today on our walk home from school--he was wanting me to chase him and he just kept laughing and laughing...and it reminded me of your post as i had read it this morning :)

Foursons said...

Hug that boy tight- he's a keeper!

Brooke said...

So sweet!

sweet3mich said...

That is so very very sweet.

Kristin said...

What a sweet little soul he has!

sanjeet said...

what a wonderful heart your son has!

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