12.10.2007

"I wish you could live with me forever!"

Maya is a loving little girl who makes it clear that she enjoys Grandma time. This (of course!) fills up her Grandma's heart and makes everything in life sweeter. Today, she told me again that she wished I could live with her forever.

In the past, when she has said things like this, I've gently led her into a discussion about how great it is that our family can be together forever if we do the things we should. I always tell her how much I love her and that I wouldn't miss out on any part of her life (or any of the kiddoes) for anything.

But today it felt different when her comment came out. I could almost hear our Heavenly Father saying to me -- "I want you to live with me forever." And then His gentle reminder, "I love you and I don't want to miss out on any part of your life for anything."

I want that too. So I have to work hard to do everything I can so that I don't miss out on anything and we can spend our forevers together, both with each other and with our Heavenly Father.

12 comments:

hoLLy said...

what a sweet and tender post(and a sweet little miss maya too:)

i love the new look of your blog btw! its super cute!!

Emily said...

That was a wonderful post. I got goosebumps. I love your spirit!

LOVE, LOVE,LOVE the new look!

100 Percent Cottam said...

so sweet. she's sweet. and your thoughts are great.

Natalie Scott said...

I can't wait to see you and Maya when she's 16! She's already a bit of a teenager...just wait till she's a real one and she's tenderly snuggling up with her grandma she loves so much :o)

Sweet post, and pretty new look! I've got to figure something out for my dull blog. Hmmm.

***Christian**Stina**Aiko**Jacinda*** said...

I like the new blog look! I love this post. Heavenly Father definitely wants us to be able to return to live with Him for all eternity and children are the best reminders of that, aren't they? Maya sounds like such a sweet and smart little girl.

On a side note, I read a few times that you dont like Little Drummer Boy. I'm not the biggest fan either.
Another song I'm not too keen on is Do you hear what I hear...something about 'a child shivers in the cold/ let us bring him silver and gold' that is just so wrong! However, I, too, have found a version of a previously not overly loved song that I just love. Linda Eder sings an amazing version of Do you hear what I hear. Have you heard it? It was the whole reason I bought her Christmas cd a few years back.

Mia said...

Well, I can hardly see the keyboard through the tears, but thank you. What a gentle reminder for all of us that He wants to be with us forever as well. I appreciate your poignant thoughts.

Holly O. said...

Please, for all that is decent and holy, someone tell me what is wrong with Little Drummer Boy!!!!

Besides that rant, what a sweet post. I hope my kids can say that to me someday.

Hayley said...

that is so sweat! i love when the kiddos say sweet things like that.

Nat Lud said...

What a fun grandma post. I'm hoping I just survive long enough to be a grandma! And I am totally digging on your new background. So fun.

tara said...

what a sweet sentiment. You are wise and tender jan:)

feltc said...

I'm sorry I'm so delayed in posting, but wanted to let you know how much I loved these thoughts! You are such a wonderful grandma.

Darleen said...

you are such a beautiful person! I love your insights and your closeness to the spirit. You are inspiring me to jot those simple feelings down.