Hosanna is four years old and a chatterbox.
What are some of your favorite things?
Um, my favorite things, okay, the first thing that’s my favorite thing to play with is, dollies with Naomi. And, me and Naomi taking the baby and giving her a bath in the sink. And, I like to, the first thing about that I like to eat is ham and mayonnaise roll-ups, and cream-cheese and jelly sandwich, and I like ham rolled up with mayonnaise to dip it in, um, yes, I like crackers and I like peanut butter on the crackers. And, the thing I like to play with, more things I like to play with, I like to play ALONE with lego, in ZZ’s room, alone. And, um, I like to play hide and seek, and I like to play tag, and I like to play house, and, um, now I’m gonna do about the Philippines.
Do you know what you want to do when you grow up?
I’m going to move to another country than the Philippines. Like, Texada probably, or, Antarctica. Or probably I’ll move back in a house that’s in Ohio. I think I might want to have, like, two girls or two boys or one girl and two boys or three girls and one boy or two boys and one girl. I think I’m gonna play games with my kids, and I might play games that are board games with my kids, I might play hide and seek, I might play tag, and I don’t know what country I’m gonna move to yet, cause, I’ll probably live — mom? Is my name still gonna be Hosanna when I grow up? (Yes.) That is funny! Hosanna is not a grown up name! Mom! I’m gonna move all of my name to a different name. Like, my last name is probably gonna be, like, still Colvin, but… I don’t know. And my second name is still gonna be, mom, I think my second name is still gonna be Keturah. I don’t think I’m gonna move it to Ruhamah or anything like that. And, I don’t KNOW yet, but I MIGHT be a midwife.
What did you think when your parents first started to talk about possibly becoming missionaries?
Ummmmm…. ummmm… well, the first thing I think about you being missionaries is, there’s lots and lots of mangoes in the Philippines.
What are you looking forward to when you move to the Philippines?
I’m to looking forward to mangoes! And, me and Naomi will go to the birth center with you but probably Naomi won’t want to watch a baby come out because she doesn’t like blood but I don’t mind blood and I want to watch the babies come out. And, I like to hold the babies and stuff.
Is there anything about moving that you’re worried or scared about?
There’s nothing that I’m worried about, but there’s lots of things I’m scared about. Like, one dream that I dreamed here in this house in my bed and it was a long time ago from here and I thought I dreamed about ZZ under a bucket of water, yelling at me. And, and it really was real that ZZ WAS under a bucket of water and he really WAS yelling at me and he was yelling, “Wake up, Hosanna! Wake up, Hosanna! Wake up!” And he was yelling at me and yelling at me and the room was perfectly clean, and he kept yelling at me until he got too tired, and I waked up and thought it was a dream. And another time, I was sleeping in your bed and Talia was already gone to school and I was sleeping and when I tried to wake up, I couldn’t wake up! And then I waked up and you weren’t in the room, and I ran downstairs, and I couldn’t find you anywhere! And I found you outside watering the garden. I wasn’t scared, just, when I thought you drived somewhere like, to the Philippines, then I cried and cried and cried in the house.