Monday, July 18, 2011

No Script for This

"Mommy, for your birthday, I'm going to draw a picture of Daddy marrying someone else."

He said it with a smile and a twinkle. As if I could want nothing more.

"Oh, really? Who is he marrying?"

"I don't knoooo-ooooow... you'll just have to wait and see. But I'll give you a hint: her dress is blue."

***

"You may not ride your bike or scooter in the street. There are cars out there. Do you understand me?"

"Yes, but if I get smashed, I can just go and visit my dad."

"But you can't come back. And that doesn't work for me. Stay on the sidewalk."

***

These conversations, these journeys into the concept of an encounter with death before kindergarten - these have no scripts.

Please, God, help me.

4 comments:

my3boys said...

I think He DID help you with that second one. Good job, God! (And good for you for hearing Him!)

Mrs. MK said...

Praying for these unscripted moments!

JESSICA RENSHAW said...

"Marrying someone else?" Ouch! I will be praying that these innocent arrows do not reach your heart.

Terry said...

now this is one story that we enjoyed tricia..
you know we don't buy too may magazines but one i really enjoy is an american one called "womans world".
there are all kinds of sweet children's small adventures and cute sayings and just to think the mom's are paid fir these!...also there are darling ones in "reader's digest".