I was delighted when my daughter called yesterday and my oldest granddaughter cut in and said she wanted to talk to me. I happened to be in the middle of something right then, but I don’t get to chat with her as often, since she splits time between her parents, so talking to her is an extra treat and I stopped what I was doing. Typically, when we talk, she tells me what’s going on in her six-year-old world in a sort of list fashion, then gets distracted by something (usually her little sister touching something she shouldn’t) and that’s that. But yesterday was different.

She said, “Mimmie, let’s talk.”

And talk she did.

She told me how they were learning about gravity, force and friction at school, then gave me examples of each in things we do every day. And she was right about every one. She talked about her new best friend and what she liked about her. We got caught up on how her dad had fixed the bicycle tire that when flat the last time I was there, and laughed about how that flat happened. Then, she remembered her recent school music recital, and asked if she could sing me the songs from it. After singing two of them, she couldn’t remember all the words to the third, so she launched into a Justin Bieber song instead, to which she’ll probably remember ever word till the day she dies (I still remember most of the words to Spiders and Snakes by Jim Croce, and yet yesterday’s lunch menu eludes me. Sigh). She went on from there to ask me about our horses, when she stopped in the middle of a sentence and said, “Mimmie! I can read that Barbie horse book you gave me now!” So she grabbed it and read me the whole thing in lovely, early-reader fashion. We continued talking for 45 minutes, and after we talked about how I’d be there soon for her baby brother’s birth, we made plans for our time together, and she went on her way.

I loved every second of it.

I have to think God does, too, when we break our reverie with the world and settle into a conversation with Him. I bet He loves when we tell Him what we’re learning even when He already knows it, and is crazy about when we sing and laugh with Him. I bet He cherishes our excitement of getting together again. I’m thankful that no matter what else might be going on in the world, God is ready to drop everything and listen to me, every single time I say, “Let’s talk.”


“Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you.” James 4:8 ESV

“You will seek Me and find Me when you seek Me with all your heart.” Jeremiah 29:13 NIV

“The Lord your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you.” Zephaniah 3:17 NIV