Thanks to God
It’s the day of God, the day of the Lord.The day of God and Jesus, in the name of the LordAs we pray to the Spirit.Thanks to God for the Lord and the Sun [sic] of the FatherIn the name to God. In the big SpiritFor the day in the big earth. As it is hevin [sic].Thanks to God for Earth and the day.Thanks to God for the Day.Clost [sic] your eyes and pray.
I was looking up the lyrics to The Jubilee Song and when I found them, I was singing the song. Josh and Zoë were around and they somehow took a liking to the music. They had me sing it again and again… and again. Even after bedtime prayers, they asked to us to sing it again, singing along to the parts that they’ve managed to pick up.
This morning, Chris decided to play the song on the computer and Josh was singing along. After a few repeats of the song, Josh suddenly asked to have a piece of paper. He announced that he was going to write his own song. He was even singing the tune as he worked along.
Josh has been in a writing mood lately. He would make his own books by stapling together pieces of paper and then he’d start drawing and writing. He’d recently written a Star Wars book, complete with dialogues. I’d have to scan it and post it sometime. His reading and writing have improved so much. We now step in only when he asks for spelling help, encouraging him to sound out the words to get to the spelling. Josh spelled out all the words in his song above, with the exception of earth, Jesus, thanks, and eyes.
Beyond my joy that Josh is taking such an interest in writing, I am very proud of his song today and of his choice of lyrics. What a perfect Easter project. And it was all his own initiative. Thank you, God, for this wonderful boy.