Sunday, March 18, 2007

Let the Children Come

Nicholas likes to carry the rosary box around and put all the extras around his neck. He likes to romp around while we try to pray and can be quite distracting. Tonight, we thought it just might be easier to put Nicholas down to sleep before we say the family rosary. We were wrong. He cried from his crib the whole time. What surprised us, however, was the reason why. When we went to comfort him afterward he was sobbing, "Rosy, rose-a-ee, rosy...say pray'rs." The poor child had just wanted to pray with us... in his own little way.

6 comments:

Jamie said...

Oh, my, can I relate...my 2 year old, Clare, loves to distract us with her rosary playing, but loves to pray "Hody Mairdy" over and over, only those 2 words, and cries if we try to move her to the bedroom! I have to share, when she gets an owie, she says "Oh, no, now Jejuh and Hody Mairdy have to come and make it better!" It's just the sweetest thing!

Suzanne Temple said...

Happy Sunday, jamie!

Johane said...

The family that prays together... :D What joy that your little one insists on saying his prayers. Much like Saint Dominic!

Suzanne Temple said...

So true. Thanks, johane.

Anonymous said...

I found your blog via Small Treasures and love it! It has been so refreshing and inspiring to find families that value and teach the Catholic Faith. For Lent, our family decided to add a family rosary to our evening. I connected with your post...our 2 year old son can also be distracting at times but he has loved this prayer time and insists on being involved. He enjoys dressing up like a deacon from our parish and chimes in on the words he knows.

Julie

Suzanne Temple said...

Welcome, julie. Sounds just like our Nicholas!