With her pretty green eyes more serious than most children of her age, the seven-year-old young lady listened as her Mother explained the situation. Mommy's baby was trying to come out, but it was still too early. So, Mommy needed to be very still and rest a lot to make sure that the baby's lungs developed enough to breathe on her own.
The precocious little woman listened intently, indicated that she understood, then went on about her day. That evening, after dinner, she got up from her seat and proceeded to clear the table as was her usual chore. But then she carried her little stool next to the kitchen sink and proceeded to do the job that was normally left for Mommy. She washed the dishes for the very first time. Afterwards, she commented that she really liked washing the dishes and that she wanted to do it every night. And so she has.
God is so gracious to bless our feeble efforts at parenthood.