03 April 2010

Josh’s Song


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 Lord
As we pray to the Spirit.
Thanks to God for the Lord and the Sun [sic] of the Father
In the name to God. In the big Spirit
For 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.


Aunt LoLo said...


Ok, now I have to do a post on Ming Wai's story about Jesus. It's...not as liturgically correct. (Why does Jesus always end up being the Lord of the Cupboard?!)

Yelena R. said...

This is wonderful :)

Menopausal New Mom said...

So sweet! Some days you bring tears to my eyes, I can just feel your joy and pride in these two incredible little "babies"

Have a wonderful weekend :)

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4 Lettre Words said...

So, so sweet! Happy Easter, my friend!

Debbie's L'Bri said...

It is so nice when things fall together for our kids. Happy Easter.



Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

Please video him singing his song. That is beautiful. You are both doing so well to enrich your kids to so many different arts. They are truly blessed to have parents like the both of you.

Brittney said...

awwww how precious

Herb of Grace said...

So beautiful :) What a special little boy!

Mom of the Perpetually Grounded said...

That is just so sweet and beautiful!

Nezzy said...

Josh really touched my heart! How very beautiful!

God bless and have a Happy Easter!!!

Alicia said...

I love it!!! Tell him that he did such a beautiful job!!!

He's so bright!

Wanda said...

Awh....how beautiful. What a boy!

Happy Easter to you and your sweet family!

katherine said...

Oh my goodness, that is just too sweet! Little young ones, they say the sweetest things don't they...

God Bless your family and have an amazing Easter :)

K xx

Elle Bee said...

THis is soooo sweet! What a wonderful song, and you do have such a wonderful boy! Happy Easter to you and your lovely family!

Lindy said...

What a wonderful thing for him to write about!

blueviolet said...

That is so incredibly precious! What a wonderful treasure!

Rose Belle said...

Oh that's so wonderful that he's taking up writing. I hope he keeps it up! My 8 year-old likes to paint and draw all the time and I am trying to get her into more writing than drawing. I know I can't force that upon her so I'm doing it ever so subtly like telling her to write what she's just drawn. It works...sometimes

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CottageGirl said...

What a sweet boy with a loving heart! Congratulations, Mom! Wonderful job!

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