"This is what Grandpa was talking about! Joy to the world!"
"No, Brennan, no! This is exactly what I didn't want to happen. Now I'm going somewhere that you can't find me."
"I'm not afraid because I trust in God. God, and David, beat the bad guys. He's the good guy. He's the King, of the Lord. He wants to live in our heart."
"Sorry I sleeped in your bed. I just wanted to be with you. I promise, tomorrow I'll sleep in my bed."
Mommy, feeling envious and lonely (and clearly, dramatic): "I don't have friends or an office party...."
Emerson: "Mom, I'll have a party with you."
"Well, he loves treats but a treat wouldn't fit in a present. Ooh! He could have a bear just like me!"
"Mom, why do you work so hard on things? Why do you have so much to do?"
Emerson: "Is it hard work being a mommy?"
Mommy: "Yes, but it's the very best kind of work. There's nothing I'd rather do."
Emerson: "Without you, I wouldn't be Emerson. Which, it is. Without you, I wouldn't be here!"
"This is the life. Fresh air, fresh van. I'm happy."
"Dear Je- I'm going to do it a little different.... Dear Jesus, I hope everything goes well in Bethlehem. We love you. In Jesus name, Amen."
Emerson, having a serious conversation with 'Siri', on Daddy's phone:
"I'm not Robert! I'm Emerson. E M E R S O N, Emerson."
"Why do giraffes have long necks? Why do elephants have long trunks?"
"Siri, do you have high heels?"
Emerson, regarding Brennan: "She has more energy than I do!"
Mommy: "Yeah, that's what happens when you get older. Now you know how Daddy and I feel!"
Emerson: "Yeah. Happy."
Calls Mom to room after bedtime:
"Today was a super great day. I just wanted to tell you that."
Emerson: "Do you need company or privacy?"
Mommy: "Either one."
Emerson: "Well, I'll give you privacy cause I think that's the most kindest thing to do, so...."
"Mommy, you're just the sweetest mommy I've ever seen. You're not silly. You're not mad. You're just the sweetest mommy ever."
Talking about Heaven before bed....
Emerson: "Do you go on clouds? Or a rocket ship?"
Mommy: "We don't take a rocket ship. I don't understand it all, either. But, when we die, our soul...part of our heart and our mind...goes to be with God. Let's keep praying.... God, I pray that you'll continue to guide Emerson's heart and mind as she asks questions about You..."
Emerson: "No, I'll pray now.... Lord, we pray that I'll know how to get to heaven. In Jesus' name, Amen."
Putting on socks:
"No, I can do it all my myself. Cause I'm the big girl. I make the choices but you make the rules."
"My God is so great, so strong and so mighty.... Let's make that our prayer. (Singing at supper table) Amen."
"Thank you for making our supper. I don't really like quesadillas, but thank you for making them!"
Mommy: "We can cast our burdens on Jesus. That means, give God the things that worry us."
Emerson: "I want to do that right now. About giants, because I worry about them outside, too. Jesus, please help me not worry about giants anymore. Amen. Here you go, Jesus."
Mommy: "Doesn't that feel good?!"
Emerson, with a big smile: "Mm-hmm."
"Is it on Neck-flix? I can't really say Neck-flix. It's kind of a hard word for children to say."
"Did you know that H2O is water?"
"I'm so glad when God made this church."
Mommy: "Look at the sky! It looks mysterious."
Emerson: "Yeah. And ominous."
Mommy: "Aren't you tired from all that exercise?"
Emerson: "No, cause remember God made us to keep going!"
"Brennan, I love you. And you say, 'I love Daddy.' I love you, Brennan."