Saturday, August 7, 2010


If you've spent any time around a child in the 2 years-old range you might appreciate what I'm about to share.

Little children are human recorders and will repeat back whatever they hear--reverent or otherwise.

Lest you get the wrong impression that Talitha does nothing but serenade us with Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star and other niceties, let me set the record straight now before we find ourselves in church with her again and the "play" button gets pushed for a replay of something less lovely.

Her older siblings--especially her older brother--like to repeat certain lingo and have her repeat it back to them. This makes them laugh and encourages Tali to keep going.

It's one thing when it's simple, innocent repeat-after-me-type stuff. But then there's the times when she's picking up the "lingo" in context of when it's supposedly appropriate to say.

Much to some of the older children's delight and her parent's dismay, Talitha was holding something the other day and dropped it. And then like she must have heard others of us say in similar situations, she responded by saying, "crap".

So there you have it. At the end of the day, we're as human as they come.

We're just grateful that God has a plan to help us all make it back to Him in spite of our many imperfections and flaws.

We love Him and are relieved that He loves us!

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