Wednesday, February 24, 2010

A Name

For the past 4 months or so Summer has been coming up with all kinds of names for babies. Her most favorite and most frequent one is Chera. Some of the others are Serena, Elizabeth, and then there are those that are bizarre and I don't really even know how to pronounce them back to her.

I am not quite sure what has sparked this interest in baby names, however, it is interesting. She comes to me almost every day suggesting several different names that we could use to name "our baby". She prays for a baby brother or sister daily, and she has been talking about her brother Scott a lot lately.

Well, unfortunately there is no baby yet. I think she is realizing that she doesn't have a sibling and she really wants one. As parents I think we can learn a lot from our children. Summer is just as much of an example to me as I am to her. She is a great example of persistence and hope to me.

Summer reminds me that we can't give up hope. We have to be persistent and work at something. She also reminds me of how much energy and joy children have. I think I need to be more like a kid sometimes. Just carefree and relaxed.

As I mentioned, she has been talking about Scott a lot lately. She tells me that she wishes he can come back to our house someday. She says that she knows her wish will come true. The great thing about it is that she is right. That is the good news of the gospel. We will see him again. Just not right now.

It will be interesting to know what she remembers when she is older. I hope she keeps talking about Scott, because it might help her hold on to those memories. It intrigues me to think of what kinds of memories she will talk about, and reminisce about. I sure hope they are good ones. I have some great memories from my childhood, and I only hope to help her create her own.

I am so lucky to have such a wonderful daughter who makes life interesting, and happy. It will be so amazing when she finally gets the opportunity to have another sibling at home. It makes me smile just thinking of it. Someday.


Natalie said...

Love this post. Kids are amazing. Summer certainly is.

Erin said...

What a sweet post, Melissa. You have such a great attitude. I remember Nate wanting a sibling. It's hard to not be able to provide a playmate. I pray for the best for you all.

Leaa said...

I hope all yours and Summer's prayers are answered soon.