Sunday, February 17, 2008


Tonight as we got out of the van after the drive home from meeting, the kids noticed the moon and stars. Often we don't see celestial objects due to the amount of clouds that seem to be always present. PC was the one who spotted the moon first and announced its presence with a loud, "Dat!" "Yes, PC," I responded, "I see the moon too!" Then Dolly piped up with, "And the stars also!"

Since she'd only gotten an 'Um hm,' as a response from me, Dolly continued the conversation as we slowly made our way to the house with, "God made the moon." to which I replied with, "Yes, Dolly He did." "How did he make the moon, Mommy?" she asked. "Well," I started, "He just said, 'Let there be light' and it was light." "Um hm," Dolly agreed "And He made the stars also." "Yep, He did. - PC! go UP the stairs!" I distractedly replied.

Still not satisfied with leaving the conversation there, Dolly asked, "Mommy, what are the stars doing?" "They're just shining, Dolly." I said as I nudged PC into the yard and closed the gate. "And the stars are also-ing!" She said matter-of-factly. "...Are the stars also-ing, Mommy?" I laughed as I realized she was thinking of the memory verse she had learned last year for the Sunday School Treat:

"He made the stars also"
Genesis 1:16.

And then the conversation changed as we started discussing the meaning and uses of the word 'also' while we proceeded to progress toward the house.


  1. What a sweet post. She looks like she has stars in her eyes

    grandma c

  2. Wow! She's thinking and remembering. It's incredible to think how delible and impressionable a child's mind is at the age of two. To remember that verse from a year ago and make the connections she's making today is something else. I can just see the wheels of her mind chugging along. BTW, it's rewarding for the SS teacher to think that the lessons are not going over their heads.

  3. What a neat story, it is so rewarding I'm sure to hear them thinking of God's Word at such a young age.
    "From a child thou hast known the holy scriptures which are able to make thee wise unto salvation"

  4. That is so sweet! I love your stories and they really show how those little minds are just working and learning all the time.