If I needed more proof that God is real, then I think I could use this as evidence...
While visiting my family in Upstate New York, we stopped by the Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha shrine today. After walking the Stations of the Cross, we came upon statues of Our Lady and St. Joseph glancing up at a crucifix.
That's when my rambunctious two-year-old daughter, who is smack-dab in the middle of the "terrible-twos" and who usually runs in the opposite direction of my camera, knelt down in prayer - completely unprompted - and stayed like that for a few minutes.
That's one thing. But then she became completely entranced. I can't remember the last time this girl stopped and sat still for this long (especially with no phone or TV show involved!).
I just kept taking photo after photo and she didn't even glance up at me. So I moved closer, and still she didn't budge. I don't mean to sound dramatic, but it was like she was some place else.
...gave my mother and me chills.
I am telling you, this is not what a two-year-old does. Any mother of a toddler will tell you that. And in our house, bedtime prayers are often a fight. But today she was moved by something bigger, I am sure of it.
What I would give to know what she was thinking. Or what was being said to her.
"Let the children come to me; do not prevent them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. Amen, I say to you, whoever does not accept the kingdom of God like a child will not enter it."(Mark 10:14-15)