"Mama~can I wash the dishes for you?"
"Mama~I'll put my clothes away!"
"Here, let me help you stand up."
"Let ME make your bed for you! PLEASE?!"
"No-I'll get that...."
This girl of mine has the biggest heart, I tell you. A request is always on her lips to help me-and she often surprises me with help already gifted. The other day, my newly five year old did the day dishes all by herself. It was not the kind that needed to be done again, either, but a job that was TRULY helpful.
She blesses me so much with her wonderful spirit, I believe this is one of her special gifts from God. A willing and helpful heart I have never known. And yet, this was her prayer at yesterdays' lunchtime...
"PLEASE Lord, help me to be more helpfuller to Mama and to do things even BEFORE she asks me to do things, and to be a good helper for her now and once Bunkin comes too."
If only she knew.