Monday, July 7, 2008

Don't Tell the ACLU

Austin prayed in public School . Not only did he pray, but his Daddy did too!
On Tuesdays and Thursdays, Austin's preschool class at the church sings a little prayer. We started singing it as a family at Dinner time before we say a blessing on the food. Austin will bow his head, clasp his hands together and he 'sings' with us.

Well, after observing his class Tuesday, I asked his teacher, "Does Austin talk to you?"
"NO," she said. "He signs, but no words."

I was so dejected. I told Hubby that Austin wasn't talking to his teachers at all. So the next morning, Austin and his Daddy bowed their heads, folded their hands and, to the amazement of his teachers, sang this to the class.

"God our Father, God our Father,
We thank you, We thank you,
For food and friends and family
food and friends and Family
and Your Love,
and Your Love!"

So my three year old with Down Syndrome just witnessed to his public preschool class, teacher, aid and student teacher. Do you think Austin is part of a government conspiracy to establish a religion in the public school system??

Keep the Faith

2 comments:

Marci said...

Amy,
That is sooo amazing!! Austin is growing by leaps and bounds...Miss reading his caringbridge page as I am not on there as much since becoming a mom again...Love, Marci The Prayer Bears
www.freewebs.com/prayerbears

PreSchoolMama said...

That is so cool.