Halloween was a success. Unless you define success by a small waistline and then I think it is safe to say, we might have a problem. Someone get this candy away from me!! But if you define success by really cute kids hauling in lots of candy then we scored big. We had a Dorothy (Lily), a Minnie Mouse (Hannah), and a ridiculously cute, newly walking/wobbling Lion (Silas). This is one of those times I really wished I shared pictures of my kids. They were adorable (totally unbiased opinion).
I was a little nervous about how Halloween would go this year. Last year we unfortunately were subjected to some heinously scary costumes that really made an impression on Hannah. As in she still talks about them with regularity. To top it off, she had a few nightmares last week and ended up in our bed. We totally don’t allow kids in our bed, but these were doozies so we caved.
Sidebar: I know some Christians don’t believe in celebrating Halloween for these reasons and I totally respect that. We chose to participate, but don’t let our children partake in anything scary and that usually works well for our family. Except for last year when we had some scary forced upon us. As for those who think there is nothing worthwhile about the holiday, while that may be true for some, in our family, it is the one time of year when my hubby’s parents are together. While there is no animosity between them, they obviously don’t partner together often and for a boy whose parents separated when he was 3, that is a pretty special tradition. So please don’t use this post to go on the attack in the comments. Not that my dear readers often go on the attack, but every so often those internet trolls appear….
Anywho, Hannah and I have spent a lot of time talking about fear and how the bible tells us that we aren’t to be afraid. Seriously, have you ever noticed how many times God tells people not to fear. It is a lot. So I am sharing this with her and talking about how God always protects us. Then I use the analogy of her own earthly daddy and how much he loves and protects her and how God is our daddy too. And if her daddy does such a good job protecting her, just imagine how much God will protect her from anything scary.
She agrees that daddy protects her. And then she says, “And God is even bigger than daddy. Like 100 times bigger. Like 1000 times bigger. He is bigger than anything. Like even bigger than Google.” Yes. Yes he is. I am pretty sure that can be found in the book of Malachi.