Every parent prays with and for their kids as they go to sleep. We pray for a good sleep, no bad dreams, and things like that. But for my oldest daughter, Annah, my wife and I pray something very specific. Something we don’t pray for our son.
We pray and reminder Annah that she is not alone.
We aren’t totally sure why she feels lonely when she goes to sleep. She can hear her brother, William, talking and kicking the door and walls when he is supposed to be sleeping too. She can hear the dog bark, or the tv on when my wife and I unwind. Yet, some nights, she will cry and call out our names as if we were a million miles away. All she wants is to know we are there.
We pray and reminder Annah, ‘you are not alone.’
It’s a simple thing, something that you won’t ever have to tell an adult. And yet, as Rusty George points out that we very much need this reminder. Maybe more than my daughter does. Continue reading “You Are Not Alone”