Saturday, August 21, 2010

Being Gracious.... (Day 7)

Children! Children! Children!!!

What a wonderful week it has been seeing literally hundreds of children come together at our church for this summer's VBS program! You can learn so much from children!

There was one particular little one that completely blew me away this week! So, if I may, I'd like to highlight him on my blog!

~ Connor Rivest ~

You can certianly tell who his Mama is, because this little boy certianly has a soft spot for babies! ...and Sophia is no exception!

During the VBS closing session each day Pastor Shaun and Michelle would draw the kids names out of a hat and they were able to spin the prize wheel for the chance to win things such as "small", "medium" or "large" prizes!!

Under the "large" prizes laid a H-U-G-E multicolored catepillar! Each day, Connor would get excited during prize time and sit on the edge of his seat! I mean, what kid DOESN'T want their name to get called, right?!?

Tuesday during the prize time, I asked Connor what prize he was hoping to win, and his answer brought a flood of tears to my eyes!! He said very matter-of-fact, "I want to win that big caterpillar for baby Sophie!!"

...and every day thereafter, he reminded me of what prize he was DYING to win! No, this 9 year old boy was not hoping to win the flashy soccer ball, water gun or surf board for himself.... he was playing to win a prize for the baby he adored!

Not only is this kid strikingly cute, extremely well-behaved and polite, but he has a pure heart of gold!!!

We're thanking God a little extra for YOU today Connor!! You made our day!!!

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