Monday, January 18, 2010

We're Praying for You

We completely stole another family's idea. We decided to keep out the Christmas cards we received this year a little longer and make a new tradition. Each night during our family devotion time we let the kids take turns picking one of the Christmas cards out of a bowl. That night we focus on praying for that family by name. The kids enjoy praying for the kids especially. We talk about what we know we should pray for for that family and then we think ahead to what we could pray for them in the future.

Tonight we prayed for the McWhorter family. It just so happened to be Ashley's birthday tomorrow. Happy birthday, Ashley! I don't know this because I am amazing at remembering birthdays of people everywhere. No, I saw it on facebook. Love facebook! Aaaaaanyway, we prayed for this sweet little family. Cait prayed for Lily and Maggie. Benjamin prayed for Cash, Paul for Conn and I for Ashley. I couldn't help but smile when the kids prayed. Cait prayed for the girls that they would have a good day tomorrow. Okay, she's still growing inher little prayers. B prayed that Cash would grow up to "fear the Lord and walk in His ways." Where do you think he got that from? I think he's heard that prayed over him enough times to turn around and pray it for someone else.

So sweet. We do pray this for you sweet little Conn. We pray it also for your big sisters.

So, if you sent us a Christmas card, or for some a New Year's card, we're gonna be praying for you!

Feel free to send requests. :-)


Ashley McWhorter said...

Oh, Tamra! I am in tears!!! This means so much to me. As I sit here typing this, it is 3am...on my b-day...and I am up with a baby that has fever. I am snuggling him extra tight after reading this post. Thank you so much for this!! We love y'all!!

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Julie Marler (Mammy) said...

What a sweet sweet thing to do as a family!! Your kids will remember this for years to come! And Ashley's family needs all the prayers they can receive!!! Don't we all!!
Tamara, God has truly blessed you and your family! I love to watch, see and hear how God has poured out His love and Grace on you and yours!

The Nester said...

What a fantastic idea! Can I have your address? Kidding. I'm too lazy to send out cards.

Anyway, had to come meet you after your "reading for a year, first comment ever" confession at the Nest.


Amber Smith said...

What a great tradition! We still have our cards out. We might have to "steal" that one too!

Kimberly said...

I LOVE this idea/tradition!!! Totally gonna rip that one off. :)