“Mommy, I have a problem.” My Lily had come into my room to unburden her soul to me. “I don’t want to grow any more. If I keep growing, then I won’t want to play with Dolly.” Tears rolled down her precious cheeks as she thought about it. (Dolly is her favorite doll. She means the world to her, because she provided Lily comfort during her lengthy hospitalization a year and a half ago).
On the one hand, how refreshing! So often my kids have impatiently wanted to grow up faster than nature allows. If Lily wants to savor her childhood joys, that does my heart a lot of good. On the other hand, my poor little girl! Talk about borrowing trouble.
Thinking about it, I realized that Continue reading Lily’s Troubles