Saturday, December 18, 2010

where was i?

After typing this title, I have to kind of chuckle ... because, really, it's a valid question in regards to my much-neglected blog ... but I will save all of that for another time. 

Right now, I need to hear from you ... so I am dusting off ...


Two times in the past week, Natalie has asked me, "Where was I?"  And both times, I struggled to answer this question.  Both conversations went something like this ...

"Mommy, when did you and daddy get married?"

"Oh, that was a long time ago, honey.  Twelve years ago."

"How old was I when you got married? Was I a little baby?"

"You weren't even born yet, Natalie."

Big - long- pause - thoughtful expression ...

"Well, where was I, mommy?" 

Big - long-pause-totally, fa-reakin' stumped expression ...

"Ummm, well,  ... "

"Was I in your belly when you got married?"

"No, honey, you weren't growing in my belly yet.  I guess you were growing in my heart."

This sparked a string of giggles, and then this response, "Mommy, you silly!  Babies no grow in hearts.  Babies grow in bellies!"

HOW do I answer that question?   

Where was I (before I was born, before I was growing in your belly)?

Please help!

5 comments:

BJ_Mama said...

WOW! Good question! I love the "growing in my heart" Perhaps waiting in God's hands...to be placed in your belly?

Jessica {Team Rasler} said...

Very tricky. I like your response. Maybe she was an angel then, waiting for the right moment to join your family.

It's tough when we're not sure of our own beliefs about these topics, isn't it? I'll be thinking about this for a long time before I even have an answer that *I* am satisfied with, much less one that will satisfy the boys!

Tyler said...

you could've dropped the ovary bomb

jen said...

my answer is always "you were a star in the sky"
don't ask why.
it just came out the first time i was asked.
and it stuck.

Jessica said...

I believe we existed before this life, so I tell my kids they were in Heaven waiting to come to our family.

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