Lane has really gotten my heart a couple of times lately and I want to remember her sweet innocence.....
One of her bedtime prayers last week:
Dear God, Thank you for the beautiful flowers you made, thank you for the beautiful trees you made, thank you for the animals you made, thank you for the baby animals you made, thank you for the barns you made, thank you for the cotton, thank you for the meat, thank you for the milk, thank you for the things we need, and for the people, and for the mommies and daddies, and for the little kids, and thank you for the whole universe." (yes, I went downstairs and wrote it down so I wouldn't forget it!)....by the way, this doesn't top her prayer last year that went like this.....(we were having sloppy joes for dinner)....Dear God, um, please, um I don't like this food momma made tonight, um, so please, um, reach down and take it off my plate!"
Here was a conversation between she and Bo on Saturday after they had watched "All Dogs Go to Heaven" that Ellie and Boo gave them for Halloween:
Lane:"I already knew dogs went to heaven, just like my fishy went to heaven."
Bo: "Lane, what's heaven?"
Lane: "It's where you go when you die."
Bo: "Who is Die?"
Lane: "No, you know, like when you get to be a great grandpa, Bo, then you will go to heaven......I hope mommy never goes to heaven."
I started out laughing at their conversation, but at the end, I was fighting back my tears.........