Last night I was driving home with my sick kid after he spent 4 days with Elizabeth’s family. Nick wasn’t feeling well but he was talking to me and filing me in on all they did together.
And then I said something that shocked me. I don’t know where it came from. I can’t even remember what I was asking, but it started out…
What did your mom… and I was referring to Karen, Elizabeth’s mom.
Where did that come from? Maybe I just misspoke, but I have never said anything like that before! I wonder if Nick’s life is so shared between our two homes that I see Karen as a co-parent of sorts?
Karen and I have had really great conversations about life and parenting. She’s helped me muddle through my thoughts on several occasions, and the other day I was wrestling with a situation concerning Nicolas and I wanted to call her and ask her about it. She’d be pleased because I heard her voice in my head, “Have you prayed about it?”
Maybe it’s that I recognize the role of influence Karen now has in Nick’s life. Maybe it was just a weird misspeaking, I don’t know. But I said it and it surprised me. Someday, Lord willing, I will have to share the title and I hope I do share it with Karen! Someday there will be a first time a young woman I love but didn’t birth calls me mom… and all will be right in my world.