Every night for a week, she had asked me, "Mom, can we please eat dinner at the pool tonight?" My answer was always "No honey we have to ..." or "Well, what we're having tonight would be hard to take to the pool.." or "Oh but your sister is not here and she would be sad to miss out on that..."
This afternoon I thought about her request. I wondered if she would ask again today. I expected any minute she would ask her same question.
So I decided I would surprise her before she could even ask. First, I called Rob and asked if he was up for it. Next, I found an easy finger food dinner recipe.
While she was helping me fix dinner, I knew the question was coming.
But it didn't.
She never asked.
So I told her to go tell everyone to get their bathing suits on because we are eating dinner at the pool tonight!
Her eyes lit up and she said "REALLY?"
Then she said, "I wasn't going to ask tonight, because I didn't want you to feel bad if you had to say no again."
Then I bottled up the sweetness in her heart so I could have some for later. :)
"Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete." John 16:24