Since the kids were young, I’ve carried them up to bed. I never really planned for this to become a tradition, it just sort of happened. When you have a toddler, it’s not that big of a deal, but when you start adding kids it can become a bit more complicated.
We have five kids and they are 11 years apart from our oldest to the youngest.
I am certain, there was a time I got all five upstairs at once…but after looking high and low, we couldn’t locate the pic…however, we have proof of all five in two trips 😊.
I’ve taken hundreds of trips of the stairs bearing kids in my hands…and (knock on wood) haven’t had any major falls. And only a few close calls…dark stairways and little toys can be dangerous for sure.
The older I get, the more I tease the kids that some day they will need to carry me….though, I’m not sure I would trust them 😊.
This Sunday, I look forward to sharing a sermon from Psalm 37:23-29 entitled, “God’s got you.” In these verses, David makes the point that we will fall…but God holds our hand. We may feel anxious…but God never forsakes His own. We may feel vulnerable in our finite bodies…God has promised His children eternal life.
I cannot describe how much I love the trust my kids put in me to carry them up to bed…and to be brutally honest, there could come a time when I trip on that Lego or matchbox car and we topple down the stairs….however, there is nothing in this world or beyond that will cause God to drop you.
God’s got you!
I sure hope to see you on Sunday at 8:00, 9:15 (Full KidCity available) or 10:45 am, or you can watch the Livestream on YouTube (Like and Subscribe) or Facebook at 10:45 am.