Saturday, December 22, 2007

501 - My Christmas Present

This is my Emmajoy reading her Bible. Now before you go making yourself feel guilty because your child doesn't do that or you didn't teach yours to do that or whatever - those are all statements I tend to say to myself when I see another child doing something awesome or a family practice that I know we should be doing, but don't - just don't go there OK...

Emmajoy is a sweet and precious child - just like all the others in my house, but she is a diligent Bible reader. She has already found a joy in reading the Word and for that I am so thankful. I woke up on Friday morning and found Emmajoy like this reading her Bible. At first I thought she was asleep because she was moving much, but she was just really taking it all in. I am serious when I say I don't need any other Christmas present - this will be the best I guarantee. Praise you, Lord!!! Thank you - keep that fire in her growing!!


Fran said...

"Oh Lord! Keep that fire and passion for You and Your Word flaming in this sweet precious child!! And, I could use a little of that too!"

Just awesome Leigh! Just awesome!

Janelle & Ella said...

That is the sweetest thing. I pray that my daughter has that same deep desire for the Word.

Anonymous said...

PRECIOUS, PRECIOUS, PRECIOUS!!! My favorite part is that she has a highlighter in her hand and she is using it!! Oh, I would rush right out and buy her highlighters in all colors because I would just want her to let the Living Word come alive in Living Color!!!!! But that's just me.... :)

Thanks for sharing! This is pure joy!

Love ya,

Stephanie (Ocean Mommy) said...

That is just beautiful. And I LOVE that she is sitting next to the tree!

What a gift God had for you that morning!

I pray that your Christmas is very blessed!


Nicki said...

That is just WAY TO PRECIOUS!!! I love it!!

A Place For Ministry Wives & A Place For Me said...

What a precious gift the Lord has given you in that sweet girl... :-)

MaryLu said...

That is just the coolest thing ever!!!
I too love the highlighter in hand!
What a special gift!

Toknowhim said...

Oh my Leigh, you are right there isn't a gift that is better than that!!! Thank you for posting the picture!!!

Leigh Gray said...

Hi Fran - I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. Got lots of New Years plans? We are just hanging with some friends, but I am excited about that! I am just now coming back to blogland. I need to stop by and check out your blog and catch up!!

Can't wait to be back to a schedule!!

Love you friend!

Leigh Gray said...

Hey Janelle - pray, pray, pray - that is all i can say. I have done pretty much the same thing with all 4 kids and she is the one that responds this way. Thanks for stopping by. Love tohear from you more!!

Leigh Gray said...

Hey Dori - Hope your Christmas was very merry. I am excited for the new year to come!! Lots of cool things that I know of and whatelse that I don't know about is exciting too!!

We need to call a girlfriend weekend and go hang out in Franklin or something!!

love you friend - you are a Godsend!

Leigh Gray said...

Ocean Mommy - I just love that - it makes me think that your persoanlity must be so calming!! You are just so incredible to stop by everyday and "talk" with me. I apprecaite it so much!!!

Happy New Year. How is the hubby doing?? Anymore races coming up?

Love, Leigh

Leigh Gray said...

Hi Marylu - nice to meet you!! Thanks for stopping by the blog!! Come by often!

Happy New Year!!

Love, Leigh

jennyhope said...

how wonderful!!! I would have grabbed my camera like a mad woman myself!! I love it!!