In our Hearts...

Gracie and I were making cookies today and had the following conversation, which sort of made me want to cry and giggle all at the same time. Which turns out is a very weird feeling indeed. The two sort of cancelled each other and made me feel neutral with goose bumps.

"You know the day you were born was one of the best days of my life" I said as I stirred the flour in the bowl.
"That was the day I left Heavenly Father and became a baby."
"That's right sweetheart, and you came to live with me, but we are never really far away from Heavenly Father and Jesus."
"Yeah, Jesus is in my heart. When I go to the doctor, he listens to my heart and hears Jesus."
"That's right, sweetheart, that's right."

I think I might go to the doctor more often and see if he can hear any good advice. Love that Girl.

In another tangent...when I was a senior in high school I found a stray cat. The ladies in my family fell in love with the kitty and named him Scout. Gracie did know Scout. She was one year-old when he died, so that was two years ago. So the other day, Gracie comes up and tells me she has a new cat and his name is Scout. Pretend Scout now has a bed in the corner of our house, a bowl of pretend food and his own little potty. Does she remember Scout from being one? Or is the ghost of Scout really here? I don't know. Either way, I love having Scout around, all the fun, none of the work.

I'm beginning to think Gracie might be plugged into a world I might not be able to see. In the best spiritual way, of course.

As a side note...see if you can find our "junk counter" in the picture.


  1. I'm gonna go with crying, yup, definitely crying. She's special, that one. I've said it before and I'll say it the rest of her life.

  2. I have to say I love that I am seeing you in a robe, that is the first thing I put on in the morning, until I am lucky enough to have a shower, or I just decide it won't ever happen, give in and just get dressed. What a neat little girl you have. I am glad you wrote down what she said, she is just precious.

  3. That is so sweet!!! What a smart little girl. I love the perspective children put on our pre-existence.

  4. How cute. I often wonder what kids really know and can remember. It is amazing.

  5. What a precious little girl! These sweet spirits so fresh from our Heavenly Father truly are so in tune. Thanks for sharing that story.

  6. I love your stories, but most of all, I love the way you write them! You are so talented, in so many ways... I am glad we are friends!

  7. We changed our blog address to summerstimelessmoments.blogspot.com just incase you didn't get my email.