|Ring from Luke and Bracelet made by Luke|
Since then, Luke has been trying to understand why Aunt Janie moved away. Last week, I was explaining to him that Aunt Janie fell in love, got married and moved to Baltimore to live with Uncle Bill. This conversation led to Luke asking a multitude of questions like, "Did it hurt to fall in love?" and, "Mommy, can you teach me how to fall in love?" It's so difficult to define love to a very curious three year old. I explained to Luke that I fell in love the moment he came out of my belly and I looked into his eyes. He then asked, "Did I love you too?" I laughed and said, "Yes, that's when we fell in love!"
So, a few days later, we went to Pigtails and Crewcuts to get Luke's hair cut. After the cut, the children are allowed to pick a prize from the treasure box. Imagine my surprise and sheer delight when Luke chose this ring, brought it over to me and said, "Mommy, with this ring, I thee web." Yes, web. That is not a typo. It was one of those special moments that I'll remember forever. Luke saw how absolutely tickled I was by his "proposal," so all afternoon we practiced "falling in love," which consisted of him putting the ring on my finger and saying, "With this ring, I thee web. Now we can kiss Mommy." I promise you, it was a game I never got tired of playing. If I get to be the love of his life for the next thirty years, I'll consider myself one lucky lady!