Tonight Ellie told us the secret she has been keeping for quite a while.
She warned us that we might get angry with her and she was nervous about telling us… We have been wondering about this secret for a while and were even a little concerned. But its no use pushing Ellie on that stuff.
So tonight we began talking and it turns out she isn’t sure whether she really believes in God. She had been teased at school about going to church and believing in God and it caused her to think. It was probably the first ‘opposition’ she has encountered and it obviously rattled her.
So we had a great conversation around the dinner table tonight, discussing how we see God, why we believe and the struggles that go with it.
She is an incredibly articulate and passionate little 7 year old. Some days I get goose bumps listening to her present her thoughts and argue for her point of view. Even if I disagree I am impressed with her passion!