Five year old Ashlyn was bemoaning the fact that her daddy had to shave his beard when he took a new job.  She was explaining to me how unfair the situation was.  Then she suddenly stopped and said,  “Why didn’t we talk to God about that?”  Then she rolls her eyes up, tips up her head and said,  “God, why did daddy have to shave off his beard?   It wasn’t fair cause his bosses even have beards. And his beard was so PER’fect.”  Sorry I lost my focus at that point and  can’t tell you the rest of her prayer. I’m sure God heard all of it!  Amid all the pain and sorrow of the world, he surely enjoys moments like that.  I tried to take over for God and explain some reasons why it might make sense.  But she hit the nail on the head when she said, “Why didn’t we talk to God about that?”

———-writing101 assignment, expound on comment.  This post is written to enlarge upon a subject presented in  https://insideagirlheart.wordpress.com/2015/09/16/changing-it-up/

About oneta hayes

ABOUT ME Hello. To various folks I am Neat’nee, Mom, Grandma Neta, Gramma, Aunt Neta, Aunt Noni, Aunt Neno, and Aunt Neto (lots of varieties from little nieces and nephews). To some I’m more like “Didn’t you used to be my teacher?” or “Don’t I know you from someplace?” To you, perhaps, I am a Fellow Blogger. Not “fellow” like a male or a guy, but “fellow” like a companion or an adventurer. I would choose to be Grandma Blogger, and have you pull up a chair, my website before you, while I tell you of some days of yore. I have experienced life much differently than most of you. It was and is a good life. I hope to share nuggets of appreciation for those who have gone before me and those who come after me. By necessity you are among those who come after me and I will tell you of those who came before. Once upon a time in a little house on a prairie - oops, change that lest I commit plagiarism - and change that “house on the prairie” to “dugout on the prairie.” So my story begins...
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  1. shoreacres says:

    Oh, that unfairness of life business is so hard — even for big people! This is a lovely story. I’m especially tickled that Ashlyn liked her daddy’s beard. Has he had it through her whole life?

    • oneta hayes says:

      He had had the beard a couple of years I think, but that is a long time when one has just turned five. And she was right, it was a very nice beard. She probably got the PER’fect part from her mother’s judgment. Thanks for reading and commenting.

  2. Faye says:

    Yes! From a little child comes this truth. A relational God I believe enjoys our questions and like a little child we do should come. Lovely story!

  3. oneta hayes says:

    Thanks for your response, Faye. A little child can teach us so much in faith and trust.

  4. Debbie L says:

    Yes! This takes me to Matthew 18…and verse 4 especially:
    “So anyone who becomes as humble as this little child is the greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven.”

  5. oneta hayes says:

    Yes, the ease with which little ones believe so far exceeds the person who has opened to doubt.

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