Tuesday, July 15, 2008

The how comes?

Everyone said that it would happen to me. I just really honestly thought I had a few more years before it all came squishing me down to the ground. I am talking about feeling not so intellectual enough for my children. Really, how can a little guy who stands a little over 3 feet tall, whose hair is not lying down in the back because of a genetically inherited cowlick, and is buckled into a car seat, ask such life changing questions?

This question was way different than the other how come questions I usually receive from the backseat. How come the fire truck’s lights are on but the siren isn’t going? How come you can hear the airplane before you see it? How come you have to eat ice cream so fast, and how come it gives you a headache when you do? How come you drive different than daddy? I suppose this last question should be life changing!

So it’s last Friday morning and we are driving to daddy’s work to have lunch with him, and I am thinking, "how come daddy has lunch at 11:00am?" Nope not my little guy, he is sitting in his car seat very quiet, and all of a sudden as I pull up to a stop sign, he asks, "Mom how come we can’t see God’s power?" So I proceed to look left, right and left again and get ready to go and realize, it’s not clear yet, all in the same second I am thinking, "how come I have to answer this question, and that it couldn’t have come out at 11:04 when daddy is around to help?" You see because of my medical terminology background, I am SO prepared to answer all the other really difficult questions, "how come boys have penis’ and girls don’t?" I was so not prepared to answer this particular question in regards to the Big Guy’s power.

The answer I gave in that moment, "honey we get to see God’s power in the things He does through people in our world." Which at that particular moment in the car worked for him, but left me feeling like my life would never be the same.

You see, I had just witnessed the power of God through a little guy with a cowlick, in the backseat of the car.

May you see the power of God today!


Samantha @ the Listener's post said...

I think you handled that one very well! I'm not sure I would have known what to say at all because I would have freaked out about answering in a way that was too over his head. Good job!


Runner Mom said...

Just read your comment on my blog!! Yep, I'll stay in the south...bad hair days, unable to catch my breath days and all!! I would LOVE to visit the Northwest though!! It's gorgeous there!

Hope you have a wonderful day!

PS-I love the picture on your blog with the shoes!! How cute! :)

Lisa said...

Loved this, Nichole! Beautiful, and I can relate. I learn from my little ones all the time.

Thanks for sharing.

Lisa :)

Anonymous said...

God tells us to come to him as a child.The wonder of a pure mind and heart amazed at His glory..

ThreeGirlyGirls said...

What a great post! Love it!!