In the car there was a theology lesson going on in the back seat, and I just listened. I love to hear what the boys think, and where we need to work on some more teachings.
Noah: Well, I know that God and Jesus are up in heaven.
Eli: Actually, Jesus is hooked onto God, they're together.
That's not a bad way to think of the trinity, now is it?
Along those same lines I was rocking Simon in the dark and he was fiddling with my necklace and says, "Cross."
As I go to feel for it I say, "Yes, you're playing with my cross." But it's not there. I start to panic-did it fall off? I feel around the chain and find it snagged on the clasp up by my neck. I pulled it back down in front and Simon took it from me to feel and says contentedly, "Cross."
That cross has been a comfort item for all of my boys, it's there everyday without fail. Tim and I got matching cross pendants for our gold necklaces as a wedding gift to each other and I wear it just like I wear my wedding ring-always. As does he, so no matter what parent they're with, they can feel the smooth cross, and know of God's love for them and our love and commitment for each other.