Saturday, March 3, 2012

Into My Heart

Joe and I watched the little ones yesterday so Nic and Kristiina could "shred pow."

At Kingston's nap time, we read a book through a couple of times.  When he wanted to read the same one for a third time, I suggested we close the book and sing.

"What do you want to sing, Kingston?"  "Ocean" he replied. "I don't know how to sing Ocean. Daddy sings Ocean." "Daddy sing Ocean?" "Yes."

"How about Grace?" I asked him.  "No, Mama sing Grace."  "Okay. How about Praise God?" "No... Mama sing Praise God."

I offered a few more suggestions to which he smiled sweetly, shook his head, and softly said, "Noooo."

"Okay, then.  Let's just close our eyes and lay quietly together."  He closed his eyes, hands crossed over the book still laying on his chest.

After a few moments, I began to hum one of the songs in my 'lullaby repertoire.'  Almost immediately Kingston opened his eyes and said, "Come in." I looked at the door thinking he heard something, then realized he recognized the song.  It's one of his great, great gramma's favorites "Come Into my Heart" and I have apparently sang it to him enough that he recognized it by it's melody.

"That's right, Sweetheart. You know this song, don't you.?" "Mmm, hmmm."  "Okay, close your eyes." As I began to hum it some more, he opened his eyes again and said, "Into my heart..."

I smile and sigh...  "Yes, honey.  That's right."  I began to sing the song rather than just hum it and he closed his eyes without prompting, breathing deeply and contentedly.

Into my heart, into my heart
Come into my heart, Lord Jesus
Come in today, come in to stay
Come into my heart, Lord Jesus

All of my heart, all of my heart
Have all of my heart, Lord Jesus
Have all today, have all, I pray
Have all of my heart, Lord Jesus

A few times through, and he was fast asleep.

He only met her once, but he'll know his great, great gramma.  And he'll know the Savior she loved so much.  My heart sings.

1 comment:

Mom said...

Oh my goodness, Pammie!! I'm so choked up reading this blog. I'm thankful Kingston has you as his "Gramma"!!!