Sunday, April 18, 2010

Mia Unplugged

Our kids love Michael Jackson. Ben showed them his music videos. That night, Mia came into our room and told us she had a scary dream about Michael Jackson.

The following night when Ben tucked her in, they had a conversation that went like this:

Mia: I have so much to ask you. If I dream about Michael Jackson, I will pray and the Holy Ghost will come into me and I won't be scared. And I can tell when Michael Jackson is a zombie because his face is a circle. But when he's not a zombie he looks like a girl and it is a oval. What I really want to know, is it true that the Holy Ghost doesn't have a body?
(All of this said in one breath)

Ben: Yes

Mia: She gets this huge surprised face on and says, He wasn't even ever a baby?

Ben: No, he's just a spirit.

Mia: A spirit like a ghost? Why doesn't he get a body?

Ben: It's because the Holy Ghost can touch you in your heart.

Ben touched her on her chest.

Ben: See, I can't touch your heart because I have a body but the Holy Ghost doesn't have a body so he can touch your heart.

Mia: I can feel him in my heart when I pray to Heavenly Father so I'm not scared about Michael Jackson.

Another time . . .

Mia: Was Heavenly Father ever a baby?

Ben: Yeah, one time.

Mia: HE'S the biggest! HE'S the most powerfulest in the world!

I just love how this girl thinks!


dan said...

"I can feel him in my heart when I pray to Heavenly Father so I'm not scared about Michael Jackson." The coolest thing I've heard in a long time :)

Abby said...

hahahaa where does she come up with some of the things she says! She is sooo funny. I love how she is just so willing to accept as truth whatever Ben tells her. Hopefully he never tells her there is a boy stuck in the walls trying to get out and that's why the walls sometimes creak.

Andy Porter said...

Abby! That is a creepy story. You are going to make me have nightmares.

Kathy said...

Did Ben tell you that Abby? I might have told Ben that. I have a vague recollection of that story. Kids are the greatest. Pure, simple thoughts. Wise is the parent who takes the time to learn from their children. (Did I just sound like Yoda)

Heidi Ashworth said...

Your kids are the cutest. Well, after mine, that is . . .

jenjamin said...

Super cute!
Thanks for your post today on MW. Great thoughts.

Adrienne said...

She is such a character, I adore her!!! Love the pictures and miss you!

Coretta of corettadeesign said...

so cute. Love the pictures. I giggled at her circle Zombie/ oval looks like a girl description. Smart one.