Sunday, at our church,
we were led in worship by the children.
They did a FABULOUS job!
Ahnalin was SO EXCITED because she adores
singing in the children's choir.
Her "most favoritest choir song"
is "Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel".
She LOVE LOVE LOVEs this song!
So today is Ash Wednesday and
she wanted to know the reason for the ashes.
So we talked about Lent and what it means.
I told her that some people willingly
give up something during lent to remind
them of the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross.
Now this conversation took place
last night, after a pretty awful afternoon
Her sensory stuff was totally out of control
and she had raged most of the day.
And because Don and I had rehearsal at church,
it was past her bedtime and she was a total wreck.
So, when she told me she wanted to
give up something during lent, I had to laugh at her choice.
Ahnalin: Mama, I want to give up something for lent.
Me: Ok sweetie, what do you want to give up?
Ahnalin: Obeying the rules! I am so tired of them!
Me: But Ahnalin, it is Mama's job to train you up to
be a responsible and kind grown up.
Ahnalin: Nah. I want to break the rules and go to jail
so I can play the harmonica all day long!
However, she is so excited to be following
the Lenten calendar that she was given
at church. I suspect this will be a wonderful
season of learning for her as we
focus on the last days of Jesus,
before He gave Himself up for us on the cross.