Saturday, March 24, 2012

Conversations with Jenna

Jenna fell and scraped her knee on the sidewalk this morning.  I know it hurt, but she milked it for all it was worth, plus more.  She was pitiful and had to have a cold wash rag and something special to eat, she even asked for a sippycup of milk.  {She doesn't drink out of sippycups anymore.}

I was sitting next to her and we talked.  Jenna loves to talk and be talked to.

I asked her what she wanted to be like when she grows up.
"I want to be a learner.  A learner at church, I want to go to church and learn the little boys and gu-rls about Jesus."
"You want to teach little boys and girls about Jesus and be a teacher at church?" I asked.
"Uh-huh!"

I asked what other things she might like to do and she said, "Maybe, I could give out ice cream, you know drive an ice cream truck.  And, maybe...I could give out gummies too!"

I asked if she thought she might like to get married if she meets a nice man someday, she said yes.  Than she added, "I don't want to be lonely."
I don't want her to ever be lonely either, not because she has a big family or meets a nice man to take care of her, but because she has God living inside of her.  I pray she grows up and teaches many little ones about Jesus and His great love for them, what an amazing thing for a 3 year old to want to be.  And, if she drives an ice cream truck, that would be awesome too!!  We agreed she would have to sell marshmallows, her favorite snack.

3 comments:

BARBIE said...

What a precious conversation!

Julia said...

How precious! I haven't heard that kids would say that they want to teach about God when they grow up! Your daughter is a true angel!

Amanda Brady said...

Maybe she can drive the ice cream truck and invite all her customers to the church where she can teach them about Jesus! What a sweetheart!