Buses and Tunnels and God. . .
While we were driving down to Myrtle Beach for a much needed family vacation in the sun, Jovey decided that she was the official bacl seat announcer for our trip. So, she was then, by default, also the school bus spotter for our area of the highway. If you have read my other blog entry regarding "Yellow School Buses," this makes a bit more sense in her small obsession with the large mode of transportation. Both days of the trip were speckled with her yells from the back seat, "I see a yellow school bus, mommy!!!!" Of course, the next phrase out of her mouth was, "I wanna see 'nother yellow school bus, daddy!" It's amazing how much more colorful a car trip can be with an almost 2 year old yelling out random comments the bulk of the trip.
That being said, we got an opportunity to drive through the mountains of TN and NC on the way to and from the beach. On the way there, we knew we would go through 2 tunnels, of which we let Jovey know about before hand and then commenced in holding up our hands, screaming and beeping the horns like mad people! Of course, Jovey said, "I wanna 'nother tunnel, daddy!" We went through the last one and just went on with our car ride. Last night, we were going through the same mountains coming home, and didn't even think about the tunnel that would be ahead about 30 minutes, as it was getting late and the car ride had already been mega tiring. Before any signs for the tunnel even came into sight, Jovey said from the back seat, "I wanna go through a tunnel, mommy!" Joshua and I looked at each other in amazement, thinking how she could have remembered that 8 days ago, we had gone through 2 tunnels on the very same road.
I still don't know how she knew anything about a tunnel, but we do know that we will never underestimate the impact that one small thing like a moutain tunnel can have on a toddler. If she remembers those details, we are confident that she hears God whisper through Sunday School songs, Bible stories, and her simple prayers to God each day. We pray that she will take a hold of each word she hears from Him each day and store them in her head and her heart so that when the day comes, she can have the precious relationship that Christians are so privileged to have with their Father.