Talia is embracing a lovely, dreamy, passionate four year old existence these days.
"Mom, you know what? The lightening is a surprise for my eyes." Then, for effect, she closed those eyes, and promptly went to sleep.
"Mom, when Daddy's gone my heart feels a little lost without him." She spoke exactly what I had felt all week.
"I want to have a baby of my own." I told her that someday she could get married, and have her own baby she replied, "I wonder if I already know who I am going to marry?"
She interrupted my prayer and said, "Why are you praying for him?!"
I had to think quickly.
I said, "Because I love you."
What other reason could a mother to a lovely, dreamy, passionate four year old girl really have other than that?!