I’ve never known how much I needed grace until I had my daughter. More specifically, a toddler daughter who is full of wonder and curiosity. She looks at me from her car seat, big brown eyes serious as she fires off a storm of questions:
What’s that, mommy?
What’s a fire hydrant?
Who is that boy?
Where are we going?
Why are you in that seat?
What is that thing?
That last one? She was watching an Easter music video on my phone (on our favorite Yancy Not Nancy “Little Praise Party” app) and I knew which scene it was – a lovely, inspiring image of the stone rolling away from the tomb because “Jesus is alive!” We’d watched it several times the night before during bath time (enough that I woke up with the song in my head before I even had coffee) and she’d asked me the same question. She understood the cartoon image of Jesus. She sang along to the words she knew. She knew it was about Easter. But how do you explain an empty tomb to a two year old?
If you’re me? You don’t.
Or you try. And realize that you can barely grasp the significance & enormity of that moment as an adult whose faith still feels so brand new and to try to put it into words that a toddler will understand? It felt impossible and I added it to the list of “things I don’t do well as a mom.” It’s a long list.
I’d love for you to come over to Mother’s of Daughters today to read the rest & share you favorite resources with me!