Here are a few conversations to note over the last few months:
*Matt left for Raleigh and Hannah said, "It's just the three of us, but I wish it was the 4 of us. Somebody is missing. I miss that somebody."
*After having a cough for a few days, she said, "I sound like a boy, why?"
*"Can we watch Wheel of Fortune? I need to see what Mrs. Wheel of Fortune is wearing."
*While watching Wheel of Fortune she asked, "Do they (the contestants) have legs?"
*Hannah has been more aware of Matt's travel, and he apologized to her for having to be away. I told her to say, "it's okay," and so she said, "It's okay Daddy, you don't have to say that to me. I know I miss you, but you don't have to say that to me."
*She will often tell stories that begin with, "When I was a little girl, my mommy used to…" And they end with, "but now I'm grown."
*"I'm assuming…" also used correctly
*"A minute of ago"
It is precious how she processes life and watching her try to figure things out. She asks the most innocent questions and explains things to Ethan so sweetly. The main example of this has been her processing the death of Matt's mom. She will often say that she misses Grandma and she wishes that Grandma didn't have to be in heaven. But at the same time, she talks expectantly about the day that we will all be together again. She talks about going to heaven herself and the things she wants to experience on earth first. Her honesty and childlike faith is inspiring to watch and keeps me on my toes daily.