Sometimes I remember to talk to God out loud so Geddy will know that I ask for guidance and express thankfulness. Modeling my relationship with God helps me to work on actually having a relationship.
The other day we were out driving and I told God how grateful I was that we were safe. We had been having car trouble before being rescued by my sister. Rather than breaking down on the freeway the car had died in my friend's driveway. It was the perfect place to hang out, happy and warm, and wait for my sister, whose house was right around the corner.
While I was thanking God for being with us, I heard Geddy ask from the back seat: "Is God in the clouds?"
"God is down here and up in the clouds and everywhere at once. Isn't that great about God?"
"But where's her house?"
(Geddy always refers to God with female pronouns. I pretty much adore this.)
"That is a good question. I don't know if God has a house. Maybe more like a bird, just flying around everywhere. But I guess birds do have houses."
"Yeah, birds have nests."
"Well maybe God has a nest too."
That night I tucked Geddy into bed and said prayers with him. Luke usually leads this, but he wasn't home yet, so I was going on like "Please be with this person and that person" when Geddy interrupted me.
"Tell God to be here with me because I don't want her going to somebody else."
"Well remember, God is here and everywhere, for everyone, but yes, please God watch over Geddy tonight. Amen."