Monday, September 1, 2008

That's My Name!!

Since promotion Sunday at church, Gracie is officially too old to stay in the nursery during church. She is old enough to attend children's church, but she gets a little overwhelmed with all of the older kids, even though Nathan is there with her.

Yesterday, when it was time to send the kids out of the sanctuary to children's church, we asked her if she wanted to go with Nathan. She told us she wanted to stay with us, but when I told her that her friend Nate was going, she changed her mind. She went running down the hall, and I followed at a distance to make sure she was okay.

I peeked in and saw her sitting next to her brother and she looked just fine, so I went back to church. About 3/4 of the way through the sermon, Gracie comes tip-toeing up the center aisle looking for us. (We learned later that she made the entire congregation behind us stifle their laughs because she was "sneaking" up the aisle with great big, exaggerated steps) We got her settled with a coloring book and turned our attention back to the pastor.

It just so happened that our pastor did a great deal of talking about grace of the God variety. He had the music minister come up and lead us in singing Amazing Grace. It was all I could do not to laugh every time Grace heard her name. She would loudly whisper, "That's my name!" Thankfully, the music was loud enough that no one else could hear her.

I think I need to speak to our pastor about eliminating any talk about grace until ours is old enough to understand that he is not talking about her! No? Yeah, I guess the gospel is meaningless without grace. That won't work. We'll have to think of an alternate plan.

11 comments:

Mocha with Linda said...

She is such a cutie! I can just picture that.

Now see, you wouldn't have had this problem if you had stuck a punctuation mark in the middle of her name!

beyond this moment said...

That's adorable!

~Bethany

Rachel said...

That is hilarious! She is so cute!! Grace is such a beautiful name!!

Karen said...

You're so blessed with Grace -- of both varieties;) Such a beautiful name and it suits her.

A Stone Gatherer said...

I love that she was hearing the word, and the the Word was getting in her!

Rhonda said...

I can just picture her tip-toeing up the aisle. I can imagine that the pastor too was probably trying to not laugh.

Thank goodness for 'Grace'!

Kellye said...

I can't believe she is old enought to be in Big Church! WOW! Time flies...

Jill said...

My youngest went for the first time yesterday as well...she made sure to ask " Mom, are YOU gonna be our teacher today in big kids class?" I almost said yes, but did not want to get my feelings hurt when she whined. But she did great. No more nursery for now! I loved hearing about Grace, and Oh is she soooooooo pretty.

The Young's said...

so cute!!!! Changing classes when you get older is SO HARD!!! It's great they let her come and get you!!! :) Yes...we can't quite have the gospel without GRACE!!! :) have a wonderful week!
Buffi

lori said...

She is just too cute

Leah in Iowa said...

What a little doll she is! =)