We kept our daughter’s children last night so she and her husband could have dinner out to celebrate their anniversary. Yes, that 14th anniversary was last July, but no matter, we finally made it happen.
Our daughter has a wonderful habit of asking our granddaughter, Madison, questions about her day as she puts her to bed. I knew this would be coming in between prayers and one last song, so I thought I was prepared.
- “What kind of pancake did you have today?”
- “What did you do at the playroom when Mommy and Daddy were working out?”
- “What you think your teacher is doing next week for Spring Break?”
- “What is it about that boy in your class that you like so much?” (groans in reply on this one…)
- “Did you make something special during rest time today?”
- “What do you want to do when you come to our house tomorrow?”
- “Can you say your memory verse one more time before you go to sleep?”
Pretty thorough, right? We covered a lot of ground. Then Madison said SHE had one question before turning out the light…. “I’ve been thinking about the beginning of the world, before all the builders, when it was just the very first people here. Do you think there were any roads or buildings, or just hills and grass?”
Out of the mouths of babes. Lots of deeper thinking here. At least I had an answer – “There was only Nature, sweet girl, and it was all God’s creation. It was a garden – called Eden – and it was so very beautiful.”
Madison is spending the night with us tonight – just her and not her brother. She is excited for this special time with Nan and Pops, and we are, too. And I know I need to up my game with the questions. I’ve been pondering all day. Can’t wait!