Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Pat the Bible...

Every morning after breakfast, Avery and I enjoy a Bible lesson together. We start by singing songs and asking simple questions, then we move on to the 'lesson.' We've been working on the days of Creation, and so far she can tell you what was made on days 1-3 without prompting of the actual word: "Lye, Sdy, And" (light, sky, land). She can repeat everything from days 4-7, but one of these days I just know she's going to surprise me and know it all.

The other day we sang "The B-I-B-L-E," and she yelled, "BIBLE!" before we even finished spelling. I'm just repeating myself when I say how it amazes me how much she can soak up. I also got to watch her in Bible class last Wednesday night (because I couldn't quit coughing in ours). It was a joy to see her know all of the hand motions to songs and questions.

But I digress...On to the fun that started me writing...

One of her favorite songs when she was an infant was "Pat The Bible," ("Pat the Bible 1,2,3. God loves Avery and God loves me"), and I'm happy to say that it continues to top her list of favorites. My heart jumps everytime I see her cute, chubby hand patting her little pink Bible.

This morning, I handed Avery her Bible while I put her milk back into the refridgerator. Upon my return I heard her sweet voice, singing. (Her singing is a higher pitch than her talking voice..so sweet!)

As I listened closer I heard, "Pad da Bibul, la da da..Dod wuvs Avee..da la la." All done while patting her pink Bible. I held in my squeals of delight until she finished, but no longer. When she looked up, she had a happy little twinkle in her eye. And that's just what she is to me..a twinkle in my eye.

10 comments:

sunny said...

That is so sweet! I love how little children are able to soak up the most precious things. It's the simple things that bring us the most delight. She is so pretty with those golden curls around her face.

Kenny Simpson said...

That is good. She is learning to sing, to match her dancing skills.

judy said...

I pray she never loses that excitement for God's Word!

Kathy said...

Jamey, you are homeschooling! What a great story and sweet memory! Hang on! Love ya, Mamakat

Lerra said...

That story was so sweet that I almost just cried...seriously. She is such a doll!

jon said...

Star 99.1 started playing all Christmas music all the time today!

Jamey said...

Jon I'm jealous! We need christmas music here!

Anonymous said...

That is so sweet. Pat the Bible is Timothy's favorite song too, he pats everything now, it's so funny.

Lerra said...

Jamey, you just wait. There will be Christmas music. Tune into Mix 103.3 for all your favorite Holiday tunes!!

Anonymous said...

Jamey, She is adorable! She is such a smart girl!!! This is such as sweet story!!