Out of the mouths of babes
I’ll be honest with you, I haven’t been as disciplined as I should be with my daily routine. Amrit Vela can be tough and reading my Nitnem hasn’t always been done the way it should be. I’m working on it truly and the more I talk to you guys the more I find it necessary to get my spiritual life in check.
I say all of that because I have a six year old that unbeknownst to her is bridging two faith based communities. My Father in law is a Methodist preacher but is very understanding when it comes to me. I profess being a Sikh and I’m following that path. AJ has watched me trying to learn my Gurmukhi alphabet, reading my Nitnem and watching my videos. You don’t really know how much your an influence on your children but every now and then they let you know. I’m sitting on the couch the other morning and she says “Poppy, we haven’t read our thing.” I look at her and must have had the look of “what thing?” She runs into my bedroom and gets my Nitnem off of my night stand and brings it to me. She says to me, “wait, I need to go take a bath first”.
AJ has been raised Christian, gone to church, attended Sunday school, Vacation Bible school and all of the bells and whistles. Her Grandpa is a Methodist preacher so that should say it all. She doesn’t know the difference at this point…God is God to her and I love that! Eventually I’ll have to help her understand the difference but for now I’ll let her help keep me in check and let her listen to me read as long as she’ll let me.