We snuggled together on the big bed. The boys' hair lay damp and curly across the pillows. The sweet scent of bedtime filled the room --- peppermint, lavender soap and baby lotion. Our youngest son gently stroked a favourite stuffed animal as he closed his eyes and sincerely prayed:
"Dear God. Thank you for my little doggie. (Long pause.) And thank you for my doggie's googly eyes. (Another long pause.) Amen."