Monday, November 24, 2008

a Jaxon post

Okay, I've been waiting to write about this...not sure if I wanted to share yet or keep this wonderful moment to ourselves. I've decided it is too precious not to share... A few weeks ago (October 26th to be exact) was a pretty big day at our house! It was a typical Sunday and as I was preparing our Sunday evening popcorn and fruit smoothies Jaxon walked into the kitchen and said he had a secret to tell me. I told him to go ahead and tell me, but he insisted I bend down where he could whisper to me in my ear. He was acting a bit shy, unlike him, and it was kind of sweet. When I got down to his level he whispered..."God is my best friend". I looked him in the eyes and said "I'm so glad, He is my best frined too and the bestest friend we could ever have." Jaxon then said "I want God to be in my heart". It took me a second to embrace what he just told me and then I had to fight back the tears. I hugged him and asked him if he wanted to pray together to ask Jesus into his heart. He smiled back huge and said "Yes!". We called for dad, who was watching football in the living room, and had him come join us. Together on the kitchen floor we all sat down and prayed for Jaxon and with Jaxon. It was a serious moment (which is rare from my two big boys in the house) and so beautiful. Jaxon was sincere and so proud to ask God into his heart. He told us he knew God loved him the best and made him special and he wanted to have God as his best friend. We confirmed that for him and for a few minutes it felt like the world stopped and the 3 of us and Jesus were sitting on our kitchen floor. It was such a great moment... As we got up I wiped a few tears away and Dave said to me... "Pretty cool, but he'll probably ask Jesus into his heart like 14 more times during his childhood!!." Well, I'm so thankful we got to be a part of the first time!!

I went to bed that night so thankful for all the people who have shed Light into our children's hearts. We are really very blessed with such amazing friends and family and our church family. Suddenly everything we've done up to that point to teach him about Jesus came to a full circle. That circle wouldn't have been complete without the people that love our kids outside of our home. So...to those of you that take time to love our kids and be Jesus hands and feet in their lives...THANK YOU! Our biggest prayer for our children is that they will know Jesus as young ones and all the way through their adulthood. I will always remember that moment when Jaxon first asked Jesus into his heart... It is moments like that that make being parents the BEST privlage ever on this side of heaven!!!

4 comments:

Austin and Megan Lorenzen said...

That is so awesome!

Becky Bartlett said...

I cried reading this, Jess. What a precious moment for you guys... and especially Jaxon! i'm so glad you shared this.

Heather's Henhouse said...

That is so neat. To know that our crazy energy filled boys can slow down and take a moment to reflect and want to be near Jesus gives us hope. It makes you wonder what exaclty brought it on, but either way, we'll take it. Just think of the angels up in heaven celebrating... a beautiful moment that both you and Dave could enjoy. Thanks for sharing!

Kris Hoskinson said...

wow. that is just such a great thing jess. i pictured the hansen family sitting on the kitchen floor praying. how cool. it is going to be fun to watch jaxon grow and understand what this means for his life even more as time goes on!