Each year at this time I try to reflect over the past year using notes I have kept through the year and discussion with the family. I find it a helpful and meaningful exercise. I also find myself wishing I kept better notes through the year. This year I noticed that I recorded more direct quotes from my children. Here are some favorites from this year which do not require a lot of background to appreciate.
Abigail while looking at one of her Bible story books: “Dad, why did God have to die?”
Matthew while walking behind geese at Pickwick: “I guess geese never do get potty trained.”
Matthew after spotting a snake in the pool at Pickwick: “Dad, there’s some sort of reptile in there.”
Nathan, in a discussion of the horrors of war, after a younger brother said he would just play dead in a battle: “But what about your honor!”
Abigail singing: “We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy ending!”
Abigail singing: “Silent Night, Holy is come.” Pretty good theology really.
Abigail with her arms around me, to Tammie, “Mama, this is my man!” 🙂