Show and Tell

Several years ago, my son (then age 6) told us that the Lord had called him to be a pastor. As his mother, I had seen him headed in this direction for months, so I can’t say that I was overly surprised. Although my son has a fierce temper when unchecked, his love and compassion for others is enormous. He’s never failed to amaze me with his love for the Lord. In fact, a couple months before this decision to become a pastor, my little Hubby, as he is lovingly called, brought a very special show and tell to our routine Monday event. Here is the story…



For the first two years of our homeschooling journey, on Monday mornings, I did “show and tell” with the kids. On this particular Monday morning in mid-August 2014, Hub came empty-handed to the table. I asked him where his thing for show and tell was. He told me he had it. I wasn’t quite convinced, but I let it go.


My daughter Diddle, as she is lovingly called, got up to show us her doll and tell us about it. Our routine also included an explanation as to why the item is special, so Diddle also explained why her doll was precious to her (because it was a gift from her grandmother). 


Then it was time for Hub to go. I again asked where his item was and whether or not he wanted to get something for show and tell. He told me he had something already and walked to the middle of the room to “show” us his item and tell us why it was special to him. I was still perplexed—and a bit frustrated to tell the truth—since I was not sure what to think.


Hub turned to face us, a smile on his face. He pointed to the space beside him with his hand and began.


“This is my best friend Jesus. He goes with me wherever I go, and I am never alone. He is always with me. He is God’s son, and he is very special to me. I hope one day he will special to everyone in the world. Any questions?”


I sat there, dumbfounded. In all my life, I have never experienced such a feeling. I was stunned silent. I had no questions. Who could?


I hope this message touches your heart as much as it has touched mine.


Life is so hard sometimes, and so many days we feel so alone and so helpless. Yet this sweet child had the answer to all the questions we grown-ups so often ask. Since I made the decision to homeschool my children, it has definitely not been easy—in so many ways—but THIS is why I do what I do. I look forward to sharing with you all the amazing things that happen as I try to help raise a pastor.  I hope they will touch the lives of many. God bless.



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  1. Mrs. Gloria says:

    Love David and his calling. I am honored to be your friend and to have your children in KOPS Choir.

    1. apriljdurham says:

      Thank you!! We’re honored to have you teaching them. 🙂

  2. Becky Poole says:

    Thank God in heaven that there are still those in the world that believe in Him. Thank God in heaven that there are still Mothers that listen to their children. Thank God in heaven that there is still hope through the next generation. Praise His Holy Name.
    Love, Mimi

  3. Linda S says:

    What a special moment, and a special lesson for us all! thank you so much for sharing it at our Hearts for Home blog hop this past week.

    1. apriljdurham says:

      Thank you! It was a wonderful opportunity, and I really enjoyed the articles posted there. Thank you for doing it!

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