Lily's kids

Lily's kids

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Watching God's show

Yesterday I had the day off and I locked myself in my room to get some rest and downtime. Sometimes living with so many people can be overwhelming. I was ready to sleep and be alone and enjoy my night off. 

I couldn’t fall asleep last night and after midnight I dozed off to the sound of falling rain. Ten minutes later I heard one of my little guys crying because he was afraid of the lightning. He crawled into bed with me and I thought that was it and that he would be able to sleep. He lay stiff as a board staring out the window at the lightning flash and I knew I wouldn’t be falling asleep anytime soon. So we wrapped up together in my blanket and tiptoes outside with two pieces of chocolate chip break (my favorite Christmas food here) and we watched the lightning show. So amazingly beautiful. Come back inside and we snuggled back into my bed. I was dozing off when he goes, “Tia, is God here right now?” oh it made my heart sing. We then talked about God and how He is EVERYWHERE at once and how God wants to enter our hearts. My little guy giggled and pointed to his chest, “In here?” he asked me. We giggled and whispered for an hour before we both fell asleep after he promised me three times he wouldn’t wet the bed. 

It was a precious time with my sweet little guy. 

It made me laugh to realize that on my “day off” I ended up staying up with my sweetie pie till 3am. But I loved every minute of it. This morning he hugged me and smiled up at me. He didn’t say anything about last night. But He doesn’t have to. We will always have a special moment together, sitting out on the porch listening to the rain fall and watching lighting light up the neighboring mountains. Watching God’s show as we call it.  

Lily Fluharty

1 comment:

Kristi F. said...

Beautiful. So grateful he didn't have to lay awake in fear alone. Thank you for being there, Lily.