Friday, July 28, 2017

Sweet Memories, What a Joy

I’ve been looking through the “kids” files again. Such a joy.

February 24, 1994: “Before I went to bed last night, I went into the girls' room and asked Rebecca if I could cover her up. She said, ‘No. I still like you, but I just don't want you to.’"

“Rebecca went to the bathroom and got some candy. Sarah wanted some candy, too. I asked if she wanted to go to the potty and then get candy. She said, ‘Sarah go to potty Sarah grow up.’"

“This afternoon Rebecca was telling Caleb the story of Jonah. When she got to the place about how Jonah didn't want to go to Nineveh because the people were so bad she said, ‘I think they were biting other kids; that's why they were bad.’"

March 24, 1994: “The other day I told Rebecca that my heart hurt because it was so full of love for her it was going to bust. She said her heart hurt, and I asked why. She said it was so full it was going to bust. I asked what it was full of; I was hoping. She said, ‘Ice cream.’"   

March 24, 1994: “A minute ago Sarah was drinking some water at the dining room gate. I took hold of her hand and said, ‘I'm holding your hand.’ She lifted up one of her feet and said, ‘Hold my foot.’"

April 9, 1994: “The other day in a restaurant, Murray got the kids a plate of food from the salad bar. Caleb tasted something, and said, ‘Mommy, what is it in my mouth?’"

“Last night we were driving along and Rebecca asked, ‘Mom, when I were in your tummy, did I have shoes?’"

April 14, 1994: “A guy from church stopped by a little bit ago, and Rebecca asked why he had a car. I said that most people had cars. She said, ‘I thought ladies had cars and mans had trucks.’"   

This must have been her early southern training.

April 16, 1994:   “I came in where the kids were and Caleb said, ‘Mommy, look at my earring.’ He had a ring of toy keys hanging over his ear.”

“We were all sitting on the couch tonight, telling the story of Jonah. Suddenly Caleb told me, ‘God is a Spirit. And Jesus came alive again.’"

Obviously a Bible scholar at a young age.

“Rebecca's favorite color, usually, is pink. She says that when she goes to Heaven, and Jesus gives her a new body, she wants Him to give her pink eyes.”

April 26, 1994: “Sarah has started telling us secrets. She says she wants to tell us a secret in our ears, then she whispers, ‘I loves you.’"

Murray wrote these:

March 19, 1994: “Sarah was playing with photographs Murray was trying to sort, and he said, ‘Stop it, Sarah, you're making me crazy.’ Sarah said, ‘Making me crazy.’ He asked who's making her crazy. She said, ‘Daddy is. Daddy's making me happy.’"

“At Shoney's for breakfast this morning, just dad and the kids, just before we left the man beside us got up to leave and said, ‘Congratulations on having the best behaved kids I've seen in a long time.’"

April 25, 1994: “The other day Rebecca and Murray saw two dogs in a car, a white poodle and a little Chihuahua. The Chihuahua was yipping, sounding kind of similar to the squeaky deer noises Caleb makes. Rebecca said there was a dog and a baby deer in the car. She said the Chihuahua was a baby deer.”

“The other day Sarah saw Murray eating some chili and asked what he had. He said it was dog food, and gave her some. Later she said she wanted some more dog food, and she has asked for dog food since then when seeing food in a bowl.”

April 11, 1994:  “Murray has been telling the kids a series of stories he makes up as he goes along for a few months now. The stories are about a horse named pony who is the friend of two young children, Barney (who is a girl) and her brother Goofy.”

Okay, maybe some of those are just funny memories of Murray.

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