Blake has been going to school so happy and so good for the past three weeks! I know you have all been wondering. I am happy to report that each night Blake gets on his knees at his bedside with mommy or daddy by his side. He says the sweetest most heartfelt prayer to Heavenly Father each night, on his own, asking to have a good day at school tomorrow and for Heavenly Father to help him say good-bye.
The first night we decided to put our family theme to use in helping with his good-byes in the morning, I helped him with his prayer. He repeated after me. The next morning I quietly reminded him as we were turning the corner to his classroom that he prayed last night and that God heard his prayer and would help him and that he could rely on that prayer and even say another little one in his head as he was saying good-bye to me. All the while, I was offering a silent prayer in my heart that this would work. It did! He hesitantly gave me a hug, a kiss, and walked into his classroom.
When I picked him up from school I asked him how his morning went. He said, "My prayer helped. It worked!" He has been saying his prayers each evening since and our good-byes each morning are quiet and peaceful. I know we have a loving Father in Heaven who hears our prayers, who waits to hear from us and who gently answers them. I know that Blake knows prayers work. This knowledge brings me great happiness and peace.