Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Because I Love You...

The other day my daughter took a nap at 1pm and didn't wake up until 5pm! Her bedtime is usually around 7/7:30pm but I knew she was going to have a hard time falling asleep that evening. So... instead of dreading the evening, I decided to take advantage of the opportunity and told her that "we are going out to see the moon!".

Little did she know, I was planning to take her to the nearby mall to see the moon from a ferris wheel! She was already ecstatic about leaving the house when she was supposed to be getting in her pajamas and brushing her teeth... but when she saw that we were going to get on the ferris wheel she was squealing (and squeeking) with excitement. It was her first time going on the ferris wheel at night. It was dark. There were bright colorful lights. And when we were at the top, the moon was RIGHT in front of us... as if it was waiting to see my daughter all day.

Our spontaneous night out was A LOT of fun. I really just wanted to bless her because I love her so much. As we were spending time together that night, the Lord reminded me of how He takes us on these fun and spontaneous dates and adventures when we least expect it. Just as a parent loves surprising his child, the Lord enjoys blessing His children ... simply because He loves us.