I remember the day so well. It was an early spring day I was listening to the birds singing, outside the kitchen window, while I prepared breakfast. I knew this would be a marvelous day. You see my oldest son, Bill and his wife, Karen, were having their first child today. We knew it would be today, because the doctor had told us Karen would need help with the baby’s arrival, so they picked this date for delivery.
Ted and I were overjoyed at the prospects of becoming grandparents. The one thing I had never thought of was how this would affect our young daughter. I was about to find out.
You see Ted and I have, a two family situation going on. When we first married, we had twin boys. Bill and Tom, who is now Twenty-one years old, then later, I mean much later, God blessed us with a little girl, Mary, who was now five years old.
Well as I was cooking breakfast that morning, into the kitchen walks my little Mary, “Mama?”
“Am I still your daughter?”
I turned from the stove and said, “Yes Mary, you will always be my daughter.” I smiled and turned back to the stove. Never thinking where this was leading. I was soon to find out; Mary was a very inquisitive little girl with a big imagination.
“Mama, is Bill and Tom still your sons”
I turned the stove off and gave my full attention now to find out what was on my daughters mind. “Yes Mary, Bill and Tom will always be my sons. Why do you ask?”
“Well, mama, I heard daddy and Bill talking last night and they said, “Daddy is becoming a grandpa, and Bill’s going to be a daddy. Then they told me I was going to become an aunt and Tom would be an uncle.”
“Mama, how can I be your daughter and an aunt at the same time?”
I could see the dilemma this was causing my daughter, so I sat her on my lap and explained. “You see Mary; you can be different things to different people. To me you are my daughter, to Bill and Tom you are there sister. Now what daddy and Bill was talking about last night, is our titles, for the new baby. You will become an aunt, Tom, an uncle, and dad and I, grandparents. Do you understand?”
Mary shook her little head yes and then looked at me so seriously. Then unexpected Mary said, “Mama, I’ve heard you say many times, you are God’s, daughter. Does that make Jesus your brother?”
“Well Mary, I guess you could say that.”
Mary‘s eyes lit up, and the biggest smile I had ever seen came across her face as she declared, “Oh WOW!, then that make Jesus my uncle, right mama?”
My chin hit the floor as I sat there with this precious bundle in my arms. My first thought was out of the mouth of babes.
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