Yup...that’s meJ. I was tucking Benjamin into bed tonight...as I finished & was about to leave he said he had one more thing to tell me. Benjamin has a tendancy to do that a lot & stall bedtime...so I nearly told him no, that he could tell me tomorrow. I bit my tongue though (led by the Holy Spirit I’m sure...Thank you Lord!!!) & asked him what he wanted to tell me. “Mommy, you know how I used to get up & tell you that I was hurting?” (For about 2 weeks he kept getting up every night...about a half hour after we put him to bed...saying his ears were hurting or his tummy was hurting.) “That wasn’t true, I just liked the taste of the medicine.” (I gave him Tylenol a couple of times for his ears & tums for his tummy.) “When Daddy told me that having too much medicine could make my stomach bleed & make me sick, then I didn’t want to do it anymore, so that’s why I stopped.” (We suspected what was going on so Ben had talked with him & explained how it wasn’t good for us to have medicine all the time...resistance...ulcers...not healthy...) “I’ve been thinking about it a lot since then...should I apologize to Mommy or should I keep it to myself? I decided that tonight was a good time to tell you.” (Written as close as I can remember to how he said it.)
I nearly started bawling...how proud can a mom get?! I told him 3 or 4 times how proud I was of him for telling me...and how happy it made Jesus...and how good it was for his own heart...it felt so good to see the relief in his eyes...that he didn’t have to hold it inside anymore...definitely a good reminder for me too!