On the way to school this morning, my middle school daughter tells me she’s not sure what school she wants to attend next year. She has been in Christian schools since preschool and she is entering the seventh grade. I told her to pray about it, then shared the story from Voice Of God, Session One by Priscilla Shirer. In the audio lesson, Priscilla describes the power of prayer when she was praying about what college to attend. My younger daughter, Little Barista, then said she was not sure if she wants to go back to Christian school next year, and so she too agreed to pray about it.
In the afternoon carpool, Little Barista is so excited she can barely stand it. She hugs me tight and tells me “today has been the most amazing and best day of my life.” She’s in second grade. She goes on to say that something wonderful happened and she wants to wait and tell me in the car. Two seconds later, she tells me in the middle of an empty playground.
“Mom,” she squeals. “Today after school, this boy asked me if I wanted to be his girlfriend, and I said yes.”
Smiling, I tell her that must feel wonderful. Then she reaches in her pocket and pulls out her “ring.”
“Look what he gave me, Mom, a ring!”
Again I smile and tell her how pretty it is…from the candy machine, still wrapped in its plastic bubble.
When we get to the car, she calls her Dad and her best friend on the cell phone and shares her excitement. We agree not to tell her older sister, avoiding a conflict.
After she calms down, she says “Mom, I think God just told me where he wants me to go to school next year! He wants me to stay here.”‘
I should mention one important detail…
…the ring is from the Pastor’s 8 year old son.