This evening we were all out to dinner and I was seated next to Elise. After eating, she wanted to snuggle with me. I know! I love it!
She had deep thoughts on her mind, though. Elise looked up at me, face showing her worry, and asked if I would love her even when she is a grown up. I assured her I would but she wasn't quite done. She asked if I would love her when she was a teenager. What barely three year old thinks like that?
I had to take a photo of her concerned little sweet face.
She also wanted to know if I would still come to sit by her in church. Of course! I smiled inwardly as I pictured me crashing in on a pew where she is sitting with her teen age friends. I will do it, too!
Then the crazy little thing wanted to know if I would still love her if she died. It was a sad question but we then talked about likely I would die first but I would still love her and wait for her in heaven.
Finally, all was well.