For all my Camp Deer Run friends, you know it's never too early to start the "indoctrination". That being said, I've been singing the Cheuk* night devo song to Owen since he was born, and tonight, he finally sang it with me. He does most of the last words in a line and the whole chorus. I bolded his words. For those of you who do not know the wonder of singing a night devo song in the piney woods of East Texas, I feel for you. When I need a "safe place" that I go to in my mind, it's always CDR.
So Owen and Mommy sing:
At night as I lay on my pillow,
I think of my Father above,
And I know that he cares for me all through the night,
For I am a child of His love.
I think of the mercies of heaven,
The stars as they twinkle and shine,
Of the beautiful showers and all the green flowers,
Yes, all of these blessings are mine. <-----doesn't every 2 year old know "mine"?
God is love,
God is love,
God is love.
Repeat until your child says "Goodnight, Mommy".
That being said, now I can add another "safe place"...singing with Owen at night. What a gift, what a gift!
*Cheuks are the names of the youngest campers who spend the night at Camp Deer Run. I was a camper and counselor there, as was Owen's Opa Greg, Uncle Lee, and so many other dear friends...and hopefully, one future camper named Owen.