Laura Ingalls: Dear Pa, I can't write what's in my heart because I can't get the words to come out at the end of my pencil. I did a bad thing by having mean thoughts, but I know how I can make it right again. I can't tell you the rest because it's just between me and God. I will always remember today. I love you all. Laura.
Laura Ingalls: I don't want Pa to find me until God answers!
Jonathan: He has answered.
Laura Ingalls: No he hasn't!
Jonathan: He has answered. And He's made his decision. That's why He sent your Pa. He wants you to be with your Pa and your brother to be with Him.
Laura Ingalls: That isn't what I wanted! Pa wants a son!
Jonathan: No, child. That's what you thought he wanted. Only God knows best about these things. That's why He sent your Pa here. Because He knows that your Pa loves you and needs you. How else could your father have found you?
Laura Ingalls: How can you be sure?
Jonathan: He told me, child.
Laura Ingalls: It sure is a long ways up here, God. But I wanted to get as close to you as I could. So as you can hear me for sure. You see, the Reverent Alden... you know him... well he told me that you could help me. You see God, I was supposed to pray for my brother so he would be alright again, but I didn't do it and I had mean thoughts. I told you later that I didn't mean it and I wanted him to be alright again, but I guess you didn't hear me. You see God, my Pa already had three girls: me and Mary and Carrie. But what he really needs is a boy like you had, God. So what I was wondering is since you have a son, maybe you'd like a little girl with you and you can send my brother back to Pa. Where, that's about it. I'll just wait right here. Amen.
Jonathan: [to Laura about God] He won't be up from his nap for 4 or 5 hours yet.
Laura Ingalls: God takes a nap?
Jonathan: Well, sure.
Laura Ingalls: I didn't think he ever got tired.
Jonathan: Oh, my, yes! With all those people asking for things and getting into trouble. That's a mighty big job.
Laura Ingalls: [to Jonathan] Why do they call it Heaven's tears?
Jonathan: Because that's what rain is. See, when the people in Heaven get sad about the things going on here on Earth, they cry. Makes sense, doesn't it?
Laura Ingalls: When you tell it, it does!
Laura Ingalls: Jonathan, if God answers my prayer tonight, then we won't be seeing each other anymore. And I just wanted you to know that aside from Pa and my dog Jack, you're my best friend.
Jonathan: Thank you, Laura. And don't you worry. No matter what happens, we'll see each other again.
[after Laura leaves, he looks up to Heaven]
Jonathan: A child like that makes it all worthwhile, doesn't it?