We went to the batting cages tonight for Graham's team's practice. I even got in there and hit some balls, can you believe that? Also Caris saw a little girl about her age who's the sister of a boy on Graham's team and wondered if she would like to play. I reminded her of a little girl who had come and asked her if she'd like to play when we were at a playground near the beach, and then guess what? Caris walked right over there and asked if this little girl would like to play! I was so proud of her. My big boys are so shy so watching Caris' relatively outgoing self amazes me.
After practice Alif took the big boys to go watch our niece's championship baseball game, and Caris, Canaan & I headed over to pick up some dinner. On our way Caris asked why God only had one son and no daughters. I told her that He has lots of daughters and that I am one of them, and that if she loves God then she can be one too. She's been asking questions about this for months but tonight she pressed on. We talked again about what it means to be a Christian: that we love God, that we know that the only way we can live with him forever in Heaven is to believe that his son Jesus died on the cross to pay the price for our sins. That he rose again and lives in Heaven. That we want to obey God and do what he asks us to do. She understood it all and when I asked her if she would like to pray about this she said she would. She repeated after me and afterward I told her that she is now God's daughter! I said, "You know what, honey? The Bible tells us that when we become a Christian, like you just did, that all of heaven has a big, big party!" She said, "They must know I'm about to turn five!" LOL I said, "No, they are just very excited that you love God. And you know what else? You have the holy spirit living inside of you now, and he promises to never, ever leave you no matter what!" She said, in all of her childlike wisdom, "We should see if Malachi and Graham want that too." :*) I assured her they already had prayed like she had and told her how important it is that she tells people around her how much Jesus loves them so that they can know him too.
I am so blessed! I am so happy for her!!