Tucking our children in at night is one of the most special times we have with them. As a result, we have the opportunity to have a one-on-one conversation, as well as to hear their prayers.
As our children pour out their hearts, there’s something special about listening to them. It is so innocent that at times, it can even alert us to issues that we might need to address personally.
The man in the following joke seems to have some serious issues that needed to be addressed. During her prayers, his child did something he didn’t expect, which caused him to fear for his life.
A father put his 3-year-old daughter to bed, told her a story, and listened to her prayers, which ended with, “God bless Mommy, God bless Daddy, God bless Grandma, and good-bye Grandpa.”
In response, the father asked, ‘Why did you say goodbye to Grandpa?”’
“I don’t know daddy, I just did it because it seemed right.”
Grandpa d.i.e.d the next day. His father thought it was a strange coincidence.
The father put the girl to sleep a few months later and listened to her prayers, “God bless Mommy, God bless Daddy, and good-bye Grandma.”.
The grandmother d.i.e.d the next day.
“Holy crap,” the father thought, “this kid has contact with the other side.”
When the girl was going to bed a few weeks later, the dad heard her say, “God bless Mommy and good-bye Daddy.”
Almost as if he had gone into shock. Having been unable to sleep all night, he got up at the crack of dawn to go to his office.
During the day, he was nervous as a cat, ate lunch, and watched the clock. He thought he would be okay if he could make it until midnight.
In the office, he felt safe, so instead of going home at the end of the day, he stayed there drinking coffee, looking at his watch, and jumping at every sound.
Eventually, midnight came; he breathed a sigh of relief and went home.
When he got home, his wife said, “I’ve never seen you work so late before.”. What’s wrong?”
He said, “I don’t want to talk about it; I just had the worst day of my life.”
“You think you’ve had a bad day, but you’ll never believe what happened to me.”. My boss p.a.s.s.e.d away in the middle of a meeting this morning.”