This is not a joke.
Emma (almost 6) is already packing for college. She picked out some nice looking shoe boxes that she found in the mess of moving boxes and asked if she could please have them. When I asked what she needed them for, she told me quite seriously that they were just the thing she had been looking for so she could pack for college. I don't believe she's in a hurry to get there, but when the time comes she'd like to have all her special things along.
She can also see into my future, apparently. While sitting through her great grandma Dorothy's funeral service I caught her gazing at me. "You're gonna be a grandma some day," she whispered. "Yes, I hope so, when you grow up and have children, " I replied. Then there was a long (should I say pregnant?) pause, while she gazed at me some more, and fingered my hair. "'Cause I see all that white hair streaming down."
I just hope that she goes to college before I'm a grandma.
Sunday, August 7, 2011
planning (way!!) ahead
Dr. Carmen Imes is the Associate Professor of Old Testament at Prairie College in Three Hills, Alberta, and serves the broader church through teaching, speaking, and writing. She earned a PhD in Biblical Theology (Old Testament) from Wheaton College under Dr. Daniel Block, an MA in Biblical Studies from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (Charlotte), and a BA in Bible and Theology from Multnomah University. She and her husband, Danny, served as missionaries with SIM 15 years. They have three children: Ana, Emma, and Easton.