My little Alathea has grown into such a big girl lately. I guess that is what happens when my baby is 2 1/2 now! The growing has brought out a temper and selfishness I'm sure that is typical to most 2 year olds, but it has also brought out this sweet, tender, compassionate heart. Especially towards her Mommy.
The other day I was sitting in Alathea's room helping her to clean it up and out of no where she looked at me with this overly concerned face and said, "You miss your mommy, mommy?"
It took me a second to realize she really said what I thought she said. I replied, "Do you mean Nana?"
She said, "Yeah, Nana, your Mommy gone now. You miss your mommy." At this point she came closer to me sitting on the floor and put her little hand on my shoulder.
I said, "Yes Mommy misses her Mommy very, very much. Do you know where she is now?"
Without hesitation Alathea said, "Nana in Heaven with God singing Hallelujah. Nana is happy now!"
Wow, its amazing to realize she's been really understanding me when I tell her that. I then told her, "You're right! Nana is in Heaven worshipping God now! And you know she would love to see you in Heaven one day. But first you have to turn from your sins and love God as your Lord and Savior. She prayed that you would do that one day."
Alathea really listens to the Gospel in times like this. I'm sure she doesn't get it, but I bet little baby seeds are planted. Then we talked about when Mommy is sad that Alathea's hugs make me feel much better, to which she jumped on me and gave me the biggest squeeze ever. Moments like this make being a Mom the greatest job on earth!