Yesterday, while Thomas was at kindergarten, Nicholas was away from my side for a much longer stretch than usual (about two minutes) :) He came running to me from his bedroom with a big grin that showed he was very pleased with himself.
Nicholas- "I just said a prayer Mommy."
Me- "That's wonderful Nicholas."
Nicholas- "We can say prayers anytime we want, right?"
Me- "That's right."
Nicholas- "I really want my darts back, so I asked Heavenly Father to make me some new ones."
Nicholas- "I am just going to wait because he is making them for me now."
We then commenced a discussion about how Heavenly Father wants us to do everything we can for ourselves. Like when something is lost, we need work hard by looking for it the very best we can, then Heavenly Father can whisper to us where we should look.
Nicholas- (Holding very still...waiting quietly) "He needs to whisper a little bit louder. I can't hear him."
I just love the complete and literal faith Nicholas has. It must be strong faith because even though Nicholas wasn't interested in looking for the darts at all, we found one last night when we were putting on his pajamas. They have been missing for a long time and we have been putting on pajamas every night, so faith is the only answer I have to why it showed up last night. Maybe I can convince Nicholas to work a little for the next one.