Saturday, April 5, 2008

Safe and Happy?

My nephew Luke is seven years old but so grown up. I recently had the chance to spend 90 minutes in a car with just him and I. We had the best conversation the whole way--he asked me so many questions about myself like what do I like to do when I am not working, etc. It was like he was really trying to get to know me better.
He doesn't know about my adoption plans yet but he was checking out my car and deciding just where I could put a husband and two kids (that is the perfect family to him). He decided they would fit just fine in my car and then he asked me a most insightful question--
"Mary, if you had children, what would you do to make sure they were safe and happy?"
It blew me away and I had to think. I said a few routine things and then I said "The most important thing would be to always be there for them and to love them no matter what." to which Luke seriously responded "Well that"s a pretty good solution".
Forget the homestudy--that is the best endorsement for Motherhood I could get.
Can seven year olds write our recommendation letters?
Now I pray for my daughter to be kept safe and happy until we are brought together.

8 comments:

Harmondk2 said...

That is so sweet, your nephew sounds like a very insightful seven year old. Maybe he can start consulting :)

Your nephew will be a great influence on your little one.

- Harmons

Kelly and Sne said...

Awwww! What a nice, sweet boy! And, yes, good answer mom-to-be!

Aaron & Julie said...

How very sweet! We are praying for your daughter as well :)

Catalina said...

Hi Mary, Congratulations for your dossier being in MOE. This is a giant step to your daughter. Your conversation between you and your nephew was very sweet. I an tell how ready you are to be a mom. Thanks for reading our blog. I cant wait to follow your journey too. Best of luck.

lisa said...

Out of the mouth of babes.....! What a wonderful coonversation!

lisa said...

Sorry, some mornings I can't spell!

Noah and Josh's Mom said...

What a sweetheart! Children say the cutest things and are so smart!

Suzanne said...

Mary, can you email me your email address so I can send you an invite when my blog goes private? All I have is your blog URL.

Thanks a ton-
Suzanne