I can't believe I haven't written on my blog in over a month. The start of this school year has been really tough on me for many reasons and I've not been in a writing mood. But last night, something happened that just lifted my spirits and touched my heart.
Quinn got a DVD of praise and worship music for babies on his first birthday. I have since bought him another and when he isn't watching VeggieTales or Blues Clues, he will sometimes ask to watch Baby Praise. He brought me the DVD last night and said "My turn?" (his way of asking to do something). So we put it in and started listening. I've heard this DVD so many times that I've got all the songs memorized, although many of the are songs we sing at church anyway.
I was washing dishes and cleaning up and singing along. Quinn again said "My turn?" The next thing I knew, he was trying to sing along! He couldn't get all the words, but I clearly heard him sing "Holy Holy Holy....I see you". It was the sweetest sound I've heard in a long time! To hear my two year old singing songs of Praise to our Lord is something that just blesses my heart! He's been coming home from church singing songs from Sunday School as well.
I may not be the perfect mother, but this is one area I always want to do a good job in, and that is making sure that my child is being raised in a Christian home. When Quinn was about 3 months old, we were driving in the car and I had a local Top-40 station on the radio. This was what I had listened to forever and thought nothing of it. But that day, a song came on and I caught myself really listening to the lyrics. I felt the Lord telling me that this was not the things Quinn needed to hear, regardless of his age. I flipped until I found our local Christian station and that's where the dial has stayed.
Open the eyes of my heart Lord, Open the eyes of my heart.
I want to see you....I want to see you.
To see you high and lifted up, Shining in the light of your glory
Pour out your power and love as we sing Holy Holy Holy.
Holy Holy Holy....Holy Holy Holy....Holy Holy Holy....I want to see you
Quinn, my prayer for you is that you always want the eyes of your heart opened. I pray you always have a sweet spirit and a love for the Lord! I am so blessed to be your mother.
"I will sing of the Lord's great love forever; with my mouth I will make your faithfulness known through all generations." Psalm 89:1
"Sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord, all the earth. Sing to the Lord, praise his name; proclaim his salvation day after day." Psalm 96:1-2
And here's a couple of cute pictures of Quinn I haven't shared with you all yet.