Wednesday, September 3, 2008

It has begun

Last night it was dark-ish by 9:00 and this morning at 9:00, it was barely light.  The darkness has begun and I am terrified.  We have a flower here called "fireweed."  It is said that when the first blooms appear, it is summer and when the last blooms fall, it is fall.  The cycle has come and gone and the fireweed leaves have now turned their deep shade of red meaning fall is in full un-bloom.  The leaves are changing and the air has that crisp fall feel.

At Brenden's school, they have what they call the Character Counts six pillars which are trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and citizenship.  They have been learning about them this week.  So yesterday when I picked Brenden up from the bus stop, he was telling me about them.  So then last night his prayer went like this:

Bren: Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for today.  Help me to make good choices tomorrow.  Help me to be trustworthy, caring, responsible and what's the other word?  It's a good one.  It is like being a good listener.
Me: I don't know, just keep praying.
Bren: But it is a good word.  You know it.  We talked about it today.
Me: Respect?
Bren: (back to his prayer)... respectful, and kind.  In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

It was just too cute not to share.  I love when big words come out of little kids' mouths.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Adorable...Today is Brennan's second day at school and I miss him already!!