Ever wonder what your 3-4 year old is thinking? Malin told me last night, “You don’t cry much, mom. But I remember one time that you cried… when we still lived up at the big house… I can still see the pictures in my head. I remember thinking, ‘I bet she would cry if I ran away,’ so I ran off in the woods.”
I asked her if she went very far and if we came looking for her. She said she went up by the waterslide, but not very far, and she remembers us calling for her. So strange…. to hear that story from her perspective 3 or 4 years later…. I don’t even remember it.
In that same conversation we got onto the subject of divorce. Malin said to me, “I’m glad you and daddy never divorced. If you ever have to… I hope it’s not til I’m grown up and have my own house.”
I told her that she doesn’t have anything to worry about, and then told her a little bit about her heritage. The couples in our family history have the excellent habit of staying married and staying in love. That’s a gift that I don’t take for granted.