So, the other morning I wanted to squeeze Em so hard and shout it from the rooftops how much I love her. Here’s how it came out…
Me: Em, I love you SOOOOO much! I love you as big as the universe!
Em: Mom, do you love me more than God?
Me: No, Em, I don’t…I’m not allowed to. He’s pretty clear on that.
(Em drops her head and turns from me…)
Me: I don’t even love daddy as much as God, or Noah, or anybody. You know what? I love you as big as I possibly can, though! As much as I can love you, I do! I love you AS big as the universe…I love God BIGGER than the Universe.
Em: I love you as big as the universe, too!
Thankfully it turned out better than I had imagined once the “No, Em, I don’t” rolled off my lips…