Friday, September 30, 2016

GECKO'S PRAYER



HAPPY FALL, Y’ALL!!

Much going on here, with birthdays and an unexpected, magical trip to Michigan last weekend, and takings-out and puttings-away of Summer and Fall things and outlooks on stuff.

Something about that air.  Something about the turning and the changing and the closing down of things that sends a message of slow down and settle in and even listen.

So, moiré non about the trip, but first, a tiny moment that made me smile my face off, and be glad the room was dark.

Sweetpea spent the night not long ago, and greeted her old friend Gecko the Chameleon, who had been left on her bed after her last visit, with a hug and effusive delight to see him again.

We turned out the lights and said our prayers, in which she usually concludes, “And Ganjin has something to say.”   This time it was Gecko who was to speak, and in the dimness I could see her hold his little sucky paws together.

 Then “he” spoke:


“Dear God, please don’t let there be any spiders in here, cause they eat all my bugs.   And just send all of THEM over here to me.  Amen.”

11 comments:

Chesapeake said...

Oh, yes, that is indeed our Sweetpea!

Hugs to you all (but maybe an extra one to Gecko)

Kathy said...

That is one of the sweetest things I ever heard. God bless your Sweetpea!

donna baker said...

Oh Rachel, they grow up so fast.

Jacqueline said...

What a sweetheart! I need Gecko in my room as I have had spiders land on my face twice in the night over the years! Terror!

bj said...

"out of the mouth of babes"...aren't they precious...

handmade by amalia said...

Adorable.
Amalia
xo

Susie said...

Racheld, what a precious prayer. I like to hear how children think. So clever at times. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

GSL said...

I hope Sweetpea enjoys many more years of bedtime prayers with her Ganjin and Gecko always has a full tummy to keep him extra cuddly.

Chronica Domus said...

Charming, kids say the sweetest things.

Sounds as though you are enjoying the ritual of hunkering down to autumn. Me too.

Jeanne said...

Awwwww, Rachel, Children are amazing with their imaginations. That prayer is just a classic and thank you for sharing it with us. I can't stop grinning and Sweetpea is a most precious child. She has wonderful grandparents as role models. I think she has her grandma's gift and imagination for writing a good story as well.

Love you much,
Jeanne

Beverly said...

Your little Sweetpea has a heart like you, dear Rachel.♥