Wednesday, October 12, 2011

love love love this kid

Last night, my grandparents were having a discussion about how I ought to go into the cookie-baking business, because I make some pretty good chocolate chip cookies. I don't know. It's a gift, I suppose. What can I say?

I told them that I'd never want to make a business out of doing something I love. With the exception of counseling, that is. I said something along the lines of, "Someday, I will be a professional counselor. Just not while I'm here, I guess." For a second, my mood started spiraling down as I thought of how difficult it will be for me to get a job after taking these three years off in Naples. As if sensing my sadness, Graham piped up and said, "Mom. I changed my mind. I don't want to be a firefighter when I grow up anymore. I want to be a counselor. Like you." Instantly, my mood was lifted as I imagined Graham and I running a counseling clinic together someday.

When he grows up...

Take your time, though, sweet boy.

There's no need to hurry.


  1. *tears* Oh how I wish I had more time to hug and chat with you Katherine! But I'm so thankful we had any time at all to reconnect...what perfect timing...serendipitous friend's diaconate (sorry it was so insanely long) and your grandparents' arrival in captured Rome so beautifully esp. in photographs. :) I'm going to do my darndest to visit you in'd be a shame not to! LOVE to you and that amazing family of yours. And tell Gramps it's ok that BYU joined the WCC...we'll take them down and I'll make sure he gets tickets to the tournament in Vegas. :)

  2. "Love this kid". I'm adoring the photo and thinking, "Love these kids". Loves&Hugs, T&me

  3. You are raising a pretty great human. :) It won't be as hard as you think to find a job when you get back to the states...promise!