Was in the kitchen doing the dishes one Sunday morning, M walks past and simply poses the question –
” Mummy, do you know what is the most valuable thing in the world ? “
Wanting to get the answers from him, I pretended I did not know.
He went on with his list – Diamonds, Sapphire….I shook my head and refused to accept that for an answer – I told him that there was something more valuable than that…
Opal ? he asked…
I refused to budge.
I asked for something more valuable than that…
Garnet, Platinum ? He asked ?
No, I said !
He ran out of the list of precious metals and gems, he knew…
He thought about it for sometime and sighed !
Clever boy, In a moment, he sensed where his mom was directing the conversation – He came up with an awesome reply !
” Great Love, Friendship and Family “
My heart skipped a beat with his answer, I smiled with joy….but didn’t give up yet !
I repeated my stand – What’s more valuable than that , I asked ?
M had no answer.
I said it was ” M”, Yes , “he – himself “!
My child walked away blushing ! Knowing that for me he was the most valuable thing in this world !