Icecream For the Soul

Last week I took my child to a restaurant. My five-year- old son asked if he could say grace. As we bowed our heads he said "god is good. god is great. Thank you for the food, and I would even thank you more if mom gets us ice cream for dessert. And Liberty and justice for all! Amen!"

Along with the laughter from the other customers nearby I heard a woman remark," That's what's wrong with this country. Kids today don't even know how to pray. Asking God for ice-cream! Why, I never!"

Hearing this, my son burst into tears and asked me, "Did I do it wrong? Is God mad at me?" As I held him and assured him that he had done a Terrific job and God was certainly not mad at him, an elderly gentleman approached the table. He winked at my son and said, "I happen to know that God thought that was a great prayer."

"Really?" my son asked. "Cross my heart" he replied. Then in theatrical whisper he added (indicating the woman whose remark had started this whole thing), "Too bad she never asks God for ice cream. A little ice cream is good for the soul sometimes." Naturally, I bought my kid's ice cream at the end of the meal.

My son stared at his for a moment and then did something I will remember the rest of my life. He picked up his sundae and without a word walked over and placed it in front of the woman. With a big smile he told her, "Here, this is for you. Ice cream is good for the soul sometimes and my soul is good already."

The End
 And I know with out the lord in our lives my son who have never did what he did..

icee27 icee27
26-30, F
3 Responses Aug 15, 2007

This is precious!!! Sounds like your doing a great job raising your little boy!

That's awesome!!<br />
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I'vea raised my 3 children to give thanks for every meal. We all take it in turns to pray and there's been a few squabbles over "missed turns", lol.<br />
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On a pizza night with guests over, the responsibility of being the one in charge of giving thanks at dinner fell to my youngest son. We all joined hands, bowed our heads and waited for the prayer..<br />
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"Dear Lord, thank you for this food. Even though it's not healthy, please bless it to our bodies..." <br />
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Then there are times that my daughter has a turn...<br />
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"Dear Lord, please bless the hands of our hard working mom who made this food, please help us to reach out to people who need to know you, and help us to know you better, too, and the people that are starving.........."<br />
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On and on and on it goes til I have to whisper, "the FOOD, bless the FOOD".<br />
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Kids are amazing little people! Thanks for sharing :)

This is a story for Readers Digest. It would get you at least $100.00! It is a darling story and your son is such a neat little kid. He must have a great mom!