The Holy Ghost is Pink

Today, Junie came into the dining room with a big smile on her face. I know, if you’re thinking what I’m thinking, that kind of pleased expression probably means that something’s on fire, we have a water event happening in the bathroom, or she found my stash of sugar-free candies.

Imagine my surprise when her smile turned out to be angelic. Literally.

“Mommy,” she says, “Look! The Holy Ghost is on my back! I’m giving him a piggy back ride. He’s pink. Shhh, he’s talking. What Holy Ghost? You’re blue? Oh, sometimes he’s blue, Mommy…” and so on and so forth. For some reason, I didn’t doubt for a second that she really was giving him a ride.

She also informed me that she got me at the Mommy Store, where they have lots of Mommies. And of course, she came from the Baby Store where there are lots and lots and LOTS of babies. And Rex came from the Rexy Store. Gotta love the way that brain thinks. She’s only two, and already, everything relates to shopping. What a woman.

I love having this virtual space to keep track of things I’m certain to someday forget. That’s the problem with parenting,we block out such a big part of the pain that some of the good stuff gets tossed out as well. I’m vaulting this one.


  1. My friend found a coloring book with Jesus riding dinosaurs, so I wouldn’t put it past the Holy Ghost to ride June’s back.

  2. Oh, that is too cute! I keep a blog for those same reasons…so I won’t forget anything! Because every time I ask my mom something about parenting, she says, “I forget!” Now, when my kids come to me, I won’t tell them I forget….I just tell them to read my blog! lol

  3. Oh I love it! I WISH I would have had blogging when my kids were little! I have forgotten way too much in their growing up.

  4. Is the Holy Ghost ever orange? I’m just curious. It’s awesome that she likes shopping so much. My 2 year old just walks around looking for shoes.

  5. You’re wise — and lucky. I would remember a lot more of my kids’ childhoods if I’d had blogging in my life. Fortunately, I have Amber, who is like one of those tribal lore-keepers. She remembers everything about everyone, and fills me in a bit at a time!

  6. I love it! That’s one of the reasons I blog, but also why I keep journals for each one of my kids. Don’t want to miss those important, totally cute moments! June has changed so much in the last year I CANNOT wait to see you all this summer! When are you coming?!

  7. That is adorable! Of course he was on her back! I love it. Also we get all our babies at the baby store. When we drive by the baby store aka the hospital my older kids both say that is where we got Kayton. Can we get another baby from there mom? Um NOPE! Not today!

  8. Patti Nilssen says:

    Hi Annie,

    Your mom shares all these wonderful experiences with me and I must agree you are absoultely correct! I have loved mothering these last 31 years and even though the last 5 boys are teens and still at home it’s those early years I remember as the best and most uncomplicated days of my life. Especially when the arms of a newborn hug close to me and now I reflect . . . he is 19 and soon to go on a mission. Love Patti

  9. So, so cute! I had no idea the Holy Ghost was so colorful – it’s good to know! 😉