Today Joni and I were talking about how her cousin, Ava, will be coming today to sleep over.
"Where are we going to go with Ava?" she asked.
"Nowhere," I answered.
"Ummm, are we going no-where, or yes-where?" obviously hoping for the yes-where answer.
I just had to chuckle. I've never thought of it that way.
Just as a side note, I was wondering if some of you could help pray for Joni. I think she's having a hard time with Tom being gone. She's constantly keeping tabs on where Grandma and Grandpa are, where Jackson is, and where I am. The other day when she and I went somewhere and left Jackson home with Grandma, she asked, "Will Jackson still be home when we get back? Or will he be gone?"
Poor Jojo has had too many people come in and out of her life. Having Tom suddenly taking off for two months obviously has the potential to make it much worse.
I've really realized the depth of it today. Grandma and Grandpa are gone for the entire day, from early this morning, until later tonight. She hasn't been more than 2 feet away from me at any given time. Just a few minutes ago she was eating cereal at the kitchen counter, and I told her I was just going to run downstairs as fast as I can, and then I will be right back up. She lasted about five seconds. She jumped down from the bar-stool and ran downstairs as fast as she could. Even as I type this, she is standing right next to me, with her arm pushed up against mine.
In general I think she's handling it better than a lot of kids would. But I know how powerful prayer can be, and I would love for the people who love my daughter the most, to pray on her behalf.