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October 29, 2007

This morning after breakfast, Troy spotted his Daddy’s Bible, still sitting out on the table from Daddy’s devotion time before Troy was awake. He wanted to try to read it, and I reminded him that he had his own Bible–a sweet white covered Bible with his name on the cover, a gift from his auntie when he was born.

He immediately toddled over to his bookshelf and pulled out his own little Bible, somehow knowing which book it was in the midst of the few dozen picture books on that shelf. Then, with his stuffed Nemo in hand and sporting his Thomas the Tank Engine jammies, he set it on the table, pulled out the chair, and sat down to have his own little devotion time… even folding his tiny hands, closing his eyes and saying “Uh’men!” in the middle of it.

My eyes, they were overflowing… as was my heart.
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  1. Mishel says:

    Aww, this is *too* precious! Give him a kiss from Grammie!


    October 29th, 2007 at 2:10 pm

  2. Julie Fink says:

    What a precious moment! I’m so glad that you captured it with a picture and a journal entry!


    October 29th, 2007 at 2:32 pm

  3. Tiffany says:

    I think we have a future pastor on our hands. HE’s so cute i just want to squezze him. Tell him his Tiffy loves him!

    ps-I got you one of those cool pacifiers! I got a nemo one. Im still trying to find the rasberry ones.


    October 29th, 2007 at 2:35 pm

  4. Happymama says:

    Oh, how precious. What a sweet post.



    October 29th, 2007 at 2:45 pm

  5. Leah says:

    How precious! That is too sweet..


    October 29th, 2007 at 2:52 pm

  6. Erin says:

    Oh bother, I thought the few days of silence meant there was a new little bub at your house.

    This was still beautiful to hear about :)


    October 29th, 2007 at 3:13 pm

  7. Elizabeth in Alaska says:

    Oh, that is so, so precious… what a thing to melt a mommy’s heart. :-)


    October 29th, 2007 at 3:19 pm

  8. Free In Christ says:

    Absolutely adorable.


    October 29th, 2007 at 3:32 pm

  9. Bethany says:

    awwwww! his auntie thinks he is soooo adorable. what a blessing he is!!!


    October 29th, 2007 at 4:02 pm

  10. Mrs. T says:

    Awww :D How sweet :) When my brother Jeff was that age and younger, he used to raise his hands and close his eyes during Worship with everyone else.

    I have been wondering about you, so I’m glad you posted! :D


    October 29th, 2007 at 4:23 pm

  11. Chantel Harding says:

    *sniff* So precious….


    October 29th, 2007 at 4:57 pm

  12. Meghan G. from PA. says:

    “Train up a child in the way it should go…train up a child in the way it should go, and when he is old, when he is old, he will not depart from it.” Don’t know if that’s a scripture (probably is), but it’s a Hide Em’ in your Heart song and I thought it fit that picture perfectly! From that picture I can tell you are a WONDERFUL mother, Ashleigh and your little boy is so blessed to have you as his mother!


    October 29th, 2007 at 7:24 pm

  13. Elizabeth says:

    Aww … how precious and beautiful!


    October 30th, 2007 at 4:15 am

  14. JakesMom says:

    That is sooooo sweet!!! What a blessing to a mommy’s heart!!!


    October 30th, 2007 at 8:07 am

  15. Mel's Mom says:

    What a blessing. There is no match for times like that (and when you hear them singing hymns when they don’t know anyone is listening)


    October 30th, 2007 at 8:13 am

  16. ~Just A Thought Ginger says:

    Priceless indeed!


    October 30th, 2007 at 11:14 am

  17. Sara says:

    Praise the Lord for Troy! What a blessing :)


    October 30th, 2007 at 2:03 pm

  18. Ana says:

    Oh, how wonderful! I remember teaching Sunday school to little ones about his age and I loved it when the “lights” turned on and you could see that they made connections! :) How wonderful!


    October 30th, 2007 at 3:16 pm

  19. Diane @ A Watered Garden says:

    What a precious memory this will become. Blogging is so great for you young Moms as a way to tell some of these great stories and have them to look back on.


    October 30th, 2007 at 8:55 pm

  20. A Note From Theresa says:

    That was the cutest thing.

    Just came from your mom’s blog. I hope all goes well with you and the baby.


    October 31st, 2007 at 10:27 am

  21. Rebekah says:

    Indeed, train up a child in the way he should go. He’s just starting out now, I pray for his future maturity! :-)


    November 1st, 2007 at 4:45 pm

  22. Becky K. says:

    Just read over at your Mom’s blog…praying that all goes well.
    Becky K.


    November 2nd, 2007 at 10:50 am

  23. Pam says:

    Precious here is an understatement! Priceless photo!


    November 8th, 2007 at 5:53 pm

  24. Jessica says:

    Aw, how sweet!! :)


    November 17th, 2007 at 9:41 pm

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