My four-year old daughter is a wife and mommy in-the-making. Not much makes me happier. Two things happened over the weekend to remind me of this:
We were all in the van, on our way to the Good Friday service, and from the back, this:
"When I get bigger I get to be a mommy!" (this said joyfully)
Mark and I smiled, and I turned back to smile at our daughter and said, "That's right, honey. You do! What made you think of that right now?"
She said, "I was just thinking it!"
Me: "That's a really fun thought, sweetheart. You are going to be such a wonderful mommy someday."
And that was that. But I have thought of it several times since. I can't tell you how delighted I am that my sweet little girl is excited to "get to be a mommy" someday! :)
I was touched by her service and her industriousness: she saw a need and was moving to meet it. I am so grateful for these things I see in her! :)