Every once in awhile I get a glimpse of my daughter as the adult she might become. In those moments, I know, deep in my heart, that we are doing a good job as parents. Read on for tonight's moment.
I have mentioned in past blog entries, my Nanny is closer and closer to passing away. At this time she is in a hospice center and my mom is there with some of her siblings. Tonight as I was putting Lilly to bed I told her we had to say special prayers for Nanny and MumMum. I reminded her that Nanny was very sick and old and her heart does not work so well anymore. When she asked if Nanny was going to get better soon I told her that Nanny would be going to heaven soon to be with the angels. As I was telling her this, I started to cry. Lilly said, "Oh Momma, the angels will take care of Nanny." And then I cried harder. Lilly popped up and said, "Hold on Momma (pointing her finger in the air) I am going to go get you some toilet paper to wipe your eyes." She came back a few minutes later and wiped my eyes with the toilet paper. I was so touched by her compassion and tenderness that I let her do this. And then we said our prayers for Nanny and MumMum and my whole family.
I am so blessed to have a daughter who, at 3 1/2 years old, is so compassionate, empathetic and loving.