Friday, November 23, 2012

Thank-you

It was a crazy lazy day in the Brown home, today there was crafting of every kind. My three boys sat at our dining room table for hours making comic books. My younger daughter sat and pretended to make comic books with them.

Grace poured out all around us today. When God's grace fills your home and heart you savor every moment you can. It is so very rare for three energetic boys to sit and craft for an entire day.

We watched youtube videos, Micheal Jackson's Thriller was one of the many. Lately I've been in the habit of showing my little girl not so girly-girl videos, like p!nk and 4 Non Blondes. I just love watching her react to what she is seeing. She is completely mesmerized by the powerful female images she's seeing, she asks me so many profound questions. I want her to know that she doesn't have to fit into a mold of one kind or another, 
just be you...be bold be brave.

We watched Alanis Morisette's video Thank-you.
If you've never had the chance to watch it, please do.


So of course watching a woman be completely naked in the city had questions flying every where. I had the boys sit and watch this video with me, the crazy beauty of youngsters is that they didn't quite clue in for a good amount of time that she is in fact naked. I asked each of the boys individually why do you think that she is naked in the video, what do you think she is trying to say?

Amazed by their answers, I was compelled to write about them. 

My five year old boy said: 
I think that she is saying Thank-you to God.

My seven year old boy said: 
I think that she is not covering God up.

My nine year old boy said: 
She is telling us that we don't have to be ashamed of the way God made us, because we are all born the same.

My four year old Girl said: 
Why is she singing Thank-you naked on the bus Mommy??? (lol)

Thank-you Alanis Morisette for being brave enough to be vulnerable.

Thank-you to my precious babes for your thoughtful answers and Thank-you to a day that was filled with God's sweet Grace...