I love how children can make such great analogies on life and not even realize they are doing it. My oldest Daughter made my heart hurt and my eyes cry for joy in one simple statement tonight. She explained that her heart was like a filing cabinet. The important files were at the top and then the rest were filed underneath. I instantly pictured my computer screen in my head.
Nicole said the top files of her heart belonged to me and her birth Father for most of her life. As she explained that the files were side by side, she held her fingers up to her heart and made two small rectangles. She continued by saying that now the file for her birth Father had sunken deep down into her tummy. As she said this, she moved the fingers from one hand down toward her stomach. Although I hurt for her, I admired how strong she was being as she shared these difficult feelings.
Her final words are what made me cry. She grined when she said that the missing file in her heart was now replaced by her new Daddy. With great pride in her statement, she placed a new rectangle on her heart with her little fingers.
Love you honey!