Expecting In the One Who Promises Good Things

“Oh, thank you Mommy. Thank you, thank you, thank you.” Those are the words of my two-year old the moment he sees that I have something he wants. He doesn’t ask for it or stomp his feet and demand it. He just says thank you and waits (not always so patiently) for me to give it to him. He’s expectant. Why? Because on some level — whatever level that is for a two-year old — he knows that I will provide for him. He knows, or at least expects that I will give him good things […]

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