It’s been interesting and sweet seeing my almost 10yo daughter’s awareness developing. She’s becoming aware of others’ perspectives, like mine.
We had this conversation the other day:
S: Mom, you know how you take care of us and do all this stuff for us … well, what do you get from it?
Me: (Thank you, Sally Clarkson, for the answer.) Well, God says that you are my future and my reward, so when I die and leave the earth, you will be left behind me to do God’s work here in my place. That’s what I get.
S: Oh. (and may she ponder that deep in her heart!)
A few days ago, we were walking back with another family from a church activity, and she and sister asked if the little boy, their friend, could come play at our house until his dad could come get him in the evening. So I agreed to this. Later, when we were at home, she comes to me and says:
S: Mom, when you said that B could come play, did you really want him to come play?
Me: I was thinking to go out and drink coffee and stuff, but with B here, daddy or I need to be here.
S: Oh, sorry.
Me: It’s fine. I’m glad B could come play.
And we all went outside, with daddy, we had coffee, the kids all played, it was great.
Anyway, sweet to see a girl growing up.