Tuesday, December 7, 2010

she touched my heart.

I just had a sweet Christmas experience that I wanted to write down so I'll never forget it...

Maddie and I were reading one of the books we just checked out from the library, "The story of Christmas". It was a book where the parent reads one page and then the child reads the next page, switching off throughout the book. We got to the part in the story where the angel Gabriel comes to the Shepherds in their fields and tells them that baby Jesus has been born. The picture in the book showed an angel lit up brightly in the sky over the Shepard's who were surrounded by their sheep. I pointed to the angel and said, "Wouldn't that be crazy?" Maddie was quiet for a few seconds and them asked, "What's crazy, Mom?" I said, "it would just be crazy to all of a sudden see an angel and have them tell you something." She paused again, thinking about what I just said. Then she replied, "But I have that happen all the time. The Holy Ghost comes and tell me things that I need to know." And then she was quiet again. "Like right now. The Holy Ghost is touching my heart right here (putting her hand on her heart) telling me that this story about Jesus is true."

What a sweet child I have who teaches me what this life is all about.

8 comments:

Amy said...

Wow that is amazing. Thanks for sharing. :)

Browning Buzz said...

VERY special!

~M~A~R~L~O~ said...

Love that story, thanks for sharing it with me yesterday!

Kellie DeMille said...

What a sweet heart Maddie is! Can I adopt her please? Maybe she can teach my hellions something :)

dana said...

that got me a bit teary eyed. Children are so sweet and honest.

Karen said...

Such a good story! I love moments like that

Cristiane Evans said...

Awww I love Maddie...!

Sheryl said...

She gets it! I love watching kids feel the spirit, but there are a few special ones who really get it and know what it is at a very young age. She gets it!