Saturday, May 29, 2010

making memories stick

last week my computer died...with a capital "D".  the verdict is still out on whether or not anything can be recovered from my hard drive.  i have a pit in my stomach as i wait...not because of all the recent documents i typed and never backed up (those can be recreated)...i'm going just a little koo koo remembering all the pictures and videos that i never moved over to my external hard drive.  there's nothing i can do (i already laid hands on the laptop and prayed for it's recovery) so rather than worry i have vowed (1) to ALWAYS immediately back up my files from now on and (2) to be more intentional about imprinting special moments with my kiddos in my mind (so that technological failure can't take them away).  tonight was one of my favorite memory-making moments yet...

a normal nighttime routine with lucy (my 2 year old) - bath, yo gabba gabba, tears over not being able to watch dora, a reluctant walk upstairs, cuddling up under the covers on the 'big girl bed' (having already forgotten about dora), story time, and then...prayers...

most nights lucy likes to give a few suggestions of things she'd like me to pray for.  this can include anything from uncle robert to church to 'tweet tweets' (a.k.a.-birds).  tonight after we had covered everything and i had held her head in my hands for a special blessing over her, lucy climbed up into my lap...
me: ok, doodlebug, it's time for bed
lucy: ait mom! (that's 'wait, mom!')
{eyes squeezed shut, head on my chest, grasping my hand}
lucy: pray my mommy. amens.
...that's the first prayer i've ever heard my daughter pray...i don't have a movie or picture of that moment but i promise i will never forget it...