Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Stung by a Wiseman/ Watched by an Angel

Today Payton was stung by a wasp. There is a huge nest on the bottom of our slide (I obviously found it after this occurred.) The boys were playing on the slide when all of the sudden they were swarmed. I grabbed them both and ran but Payton had already been stung twice on the finger. I believe he has my flair for the dramatic...even after he stopped crying he would look down at his finger and say, "Oh...Help me....Help me, someone..." He keeps asking who hurt his finger, I reply "a wasp" to which he says, "a wiseman"...I have tried to correct him but he continues to tell people "A wise man stung me today." I am quite sure his Bible school teachers will be impressed...those guys have not gotten alot of press since they delivered their gifts to Jesus.

Yet another Payton story is that as we were reading his Bible (with pictures) the other night, we came to the page that has the angel sitting in front of Jesus tomb. Payton said, "That looks like that guy that is at Precious house." (Precious is what all of the grandkids call my mother.) My parents do not have angels hanging up anywhere in their home so I said, "I don't think there are any angels in Precious house." Payton replied, "He is not in the house, he is the backyard, he watches me and Benjamin while we play. He watched Bailey when she was here, we like him." I said, "Has he ever talked to you?" Payton said, "No, he does not talk he just runs beside us and smiles when we smile at him. He just makes sure we are ok."

I am so thankful Payton is ours...but even more thankful he is the Lords.

8 comments:

Summer said...

I loved this story! I really do believe that children have the ability to see what we cannot. A few months ago, I was changing her diaper on the changing table and she started giggling, waving and saying "hi" to the ceiling, except it looked like she was really interacting with someone. When I was finished, I stood her up and she leaned to look out the window next to the changing table and said, "Bye, bye" several times. I asked who she was talking to and she said "God." I like to know that God checks in on us and watches over my child (and apparently yours too.) Having a child continually strengthens my faith! Give those sweet boys a big hug and I'll see you tomorrow night at Julia's shower!

CNS said...

It was so good to hear from you, Becky! You have some cute boys and I love the way you tell a story! I know...it doesn't seem long ago that we were hanging out at Jaime's midnight wedding. The sweet babies we were carrying at that time...how are they so big already?! It's so good to see your sweet family and read what's going on with you all. You are an encouragement to many!

Chelsea said...

What an amazing story from a sweet boy! I love hearing him confidently say that he runs beside the angels at his sweet grandmother's house. That is incredible!

And, I, of course, love that the wasp was a wise man. This is exactly why we can't explain in accurate words the pure joys of motherhood. :)

Murray & Jaime said...

When can I see this boy again...and his little brother, Mommy & Daddy??? I LOVE hearing stories about your family! Hug your boys for me. I'll call you soon!

JS

Jana said...

Becky - That story about Payton's angel gives me chills. Thanks for sharing.

Valerie said...

Beck- You've seriously got to update this thing! Surely with two little boys you have more to write about! Love you!

Randy & Kelly Vaughn said...

I'm with Val! Where are those Father's Days pics?

April Spicer said...

Oh what a precious story. Those boys---I have GOT to spend some time with them!! Noah would have a ball. They sound so adventurous and Noah would love the company. :) As far as the rumor---not too sure. Sorry to leave you hanging. Yes, I did drive down your street, and yes, there are 2 houses for sale. But we'll have to see where the Lord takes us. We did a lot of hunting today and Brian found some great houses in Keller. So who knows. Be praying! This house searching is full of mixed emotions. But ultimately, we'll be closer to church and that is the main goal. I'll keep you posted! Trust me, I'd love to live on your street---but that can't be my total rational for choosing a house. :) ha ha