I was snuggling Eleanor (age 3 1/2) today after her nap.
We were rocking in the chair in her room and I said, "What do you think God's plan is for you? What will you do when you're all grown up?"
She didn't say anything, so I prompted with, "Maybe a mommy, or a teacher, or a doctor, or..."
She thought for a moment and said, "A saint, mommy. I think that God would most like me to be a saint."
I was flabbergasted at the response.
I said, "How wonderful, Eleanor. You're right. Isn't that what God wants from all of us!" I gave her a hug and a kiss and we continued to rock in silence for a few minutes.
Breaking the silence, my little saint in training added, "And a fairy mom...with wings!"
Enjoy your week - go give your little saints a big hug!
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