to his daddy, "Let me pray for you."
"Ok." his daddy responded with a smile, though I doubt he understood what his three year old was saying.
He jumped into his daddy's arms, held tightly around his neck and said the same two sentence prayer he always says, "Dear Jesus, thank you for this day. And help daddy to come back. In Jesus Name, Amen."
His daddy hugged him tightly, kissed his cheek and gently lowered him back down to the porch.
"Bye," his daddy answered, smiling as usual, and walked away, crossing the half-dead lawn, to his car.