Wednesday, May 6, 2009

The little things in Little Village

I love waking up on Sunday mornings. As I pull into the parking lot on Hickory, I jump out of my car, walk briskly across the street, into the church, and down a few little steps to round the corner and be greeted by sweet little faces.

"Hey Seth! What's up buddy?"
"Miss Christa, are you going to be at home group today?"
"Oh not today Seth, but next time."
With a little pouting face, "Ok...but I wanna play transformers!"
"Well I bet the other girls that will be there today will play transformers with you."

I walk into my room and greet Miss Jen as our cute little friends start scurrying down the hallway and into our room. Our girls walk in ready to color, our boys greet us with, "Can you build me some armor?" As I get down on the floor to play, Neveah comes to me and sweetly sits in my lap giggling as I protect her with my invisible shield from Tristan's bubble gum blaster he makes every week. Thirty minutes later we are picking up our toys and lining up to go next door and worship. As we walk into the blue room, little Olivia runs into my arms to give me a big hug. "Are ya'll ready to sing Boom-chaka-laka?" "YEAH!!" As the music turns on and everyone stands up ready to dance and sing. As we sit down, Gabe comes to sit in my lap as I tie his shoe and we listen to Miss Kourtney tell us about how God is in Charge of Everything. After I hear them say sweet little prayers, we line back up and walk quietly back to our purple room. "Can I help pass out snack?" asks Brady. As I hand him paper towels and scoop out goldfish while Miss Jen pours water, I get answers full of excitement and wonder as I ask questions about our story, and Beau stops to listen quietly at the door. "What is God in charge of?" "EVERYTHING!!" "Even our mommies and daddies?" "Yes, Miss Christa, everything!" As they finish eating and clean up their snack, we play silly games and laugh as we do our craft. "Can I pass out stickers?" asks Tristan. As Miss Jen hands him the stickers, we laugh to each other as we watch our little helper who always intently watches us, go to each child, and before he gives them their sticker asks, "What is God in charge of?" And will not give it to them until they answer. As mommies and daddies arrive at the door, I get hugs goodbye and remind them to get their papers. As Jen and I clean after everyone leaves, we laugh about the funny things we heard them say and walk out the door tired, yet peaceful because our kids are so great. This is why I love sunday mornings. The little things in Little Village, because I love my kids so much!

1 comment:

Melody said...

I love it! You have a gift with kids, Christa! They loveeee youl.