Sunday, March 14, 2010

A Gift

"Momma, I had mercy on Jane." Jack tiptoes into my room.

I sigh and rub the short night of sleep from my eyes. "You did?" He nods. "I'm so proud of you."

Jane shrugs, "And I whispered in his ear, 'I love you. I'm almost to cry I love you so much,'" she says.

I toss my feet out of bed and the whole morning cascades like a symphony into motion, perfectly in tune. The gift of grace.


Lori said...

Just lovely. Makes me think of lots of nice girl names, but most have 5 letters. Mercy, grace, faith, hope. All things you write about beautifully!

Keisha Valentina said...

Oh Bethany, what beautiful children you have with the most gentle and kind hearts... how did you do it?

I know, once again... grace.

Goat said...

Isn't anyone else curious about what the mercy covered?

Jami said...

I love reading your blogs! Lately, I have been learning and reading and praying about grace, and how to extend it. So often we can learn these "simple" things from children! Thanks for sharing