Category Things kids say

Fathers

In the last two weeks, I keep hearing these prayer requests from kids: “Pray my dad will be out of jail before my birthday.” “Pray for my dad while he’s in prison.” “Pray I’ll get to see my dad again. I think he’s in Odessa.” “Pray my dad will come visit.” “Pray my dad will […]

God’s Children

I’m able to load up 15 or so kids every Wednesday in the church van and bring them to and from our Wednesday activities.  It’s always a fun time.  For instance, last night, the large group of middle school girls in the back of the van asked me to turn on the radio.  They weren’t specific about […]

“I’m used to it.”

Yesterday, Ty told me his mom was back in jail.  Again. Ty is 12.  I’ve known him since he was 6.  She’s been in and out of jail that whole time.  His dad split the moment he found out he was going to be a dad.  So Ty’s disabled grandmother raises him, his little brother and […]

Random Things I Heard Kids Say This Week

I have lots of conversations with kids every week.  Lots.  I hear some funny things, interesting things, poignant things, and everything in between.  I think maybe every couple of weeks, I’ll list some of the things I heard kids say. From a one of my older girls via urgent text message on Sunday afternoon: “I […]