Along the way, I had a talk with God and Baby about all the hopes and questions about this new little person. It went something like this:
"Will you ask questions about the trees and plants when we're out on these walks?Can you tell I'm excited to meet this kid?
Will you love science as much as I did?
Look at those horses over there- will you love animals?
Will you love reading as much as your dad and I?
Will books be as magical to you as they were to me?
Will the Xbox 360 or other gadgets get in the way of reading?
Would you delight in that big spiderweb between those two trees, or the rainbow in that fountain?
Would you try to chase that butterfly?
Will you think bugs and frogs are cool?
Will you hold my hand when we go for walks, or want to run way ahead, or sit in a sling or stroller and watch the world go by?
Next time we go on a walk, will you remind Mommy not to wear flip flops? Ow.
How will I teach you to love Creation?
How will I teach you to love people - even those different than you?
How will I teach you to love God?
I'm so glad God knows you already-
knows who you are
and what you'll be like
and who you'll grow up to be.
I just hope I don't get in the way too much."