As I tucked Mackenzie into bed tonight, she asked me, "Mom, will I sleep in my twin bed when I grow up or will I have to get a bigger one?"
Me: "Well, I don't know. You can sleep in your twin bed when you grow up, but if you get married I think you'll need a bigger bed."
Mackenzie: "Oh. Will I marry Josiah when I grow up?"
Me: "No, you won't marry Josiah when you grow up because he's your brother. You can't marry someone you're related to, and besides, he already has a special role; he's your brother."
Mackenzie: "Oh. Then who will I marry?"
Me: "I don't know. Only God knows who you'll marry, if you choose to marry. But I do know that it will be to a someone you like a lot, someone you like so much that you love."
Mackenzie: "Oh! I'm going to marry Laura!"
Me: Laughing, "No, you won't marry Laura! She is someone that you love, but she's a girl. Girls only marry boys, and boys only marry girls."
Mackenzie: Smiling, "Why?"
Me: "Because God is very clear about that. That is the way he made it."
Mackenzie: "I know. I can marry my daddy!"
Me: "That's really sweet, but I'm already married to your daddy!"
Mackenzie: "So who will I marry?"
Me: "Only God knows the answer to that question."
Sigh. Precious thoughts and ideas. We had a long conversation that was a lot of fun! I had to post it. I don't want to forget these moments.
4 months ago