April 26, 2010

Through the Eyes of a Child

Not long after our miscarriage, Nathan, my 4 year old, approached me and asked "Is the baby still in your belly?". (I hadn't told him yet since I didn't know how much he would understand.) So I answered him, "No, Honey. Something happened. I had to go to the hospital... Mommy and Daddy are sad because we couldn't see the baby or bring the baby home." Then Nathan asked, "Is the baby in heaven?" "Yes", I said, "Jesus is taking good care of our baby."

With his new knowledge, Nathan made some quick plans. "Let's go to heaven and see our baby!" I had to tell him, "We can't go to heaven until Jesus comes to get us or until we die and go to heaven." Not a problem. Nathan fit that right into our schedule for the day. "First we'll go to Grandma and Grandpa's house then we'll die and go to heaven."

Nathan is such a delight.

And He said: "I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. " Matthew 18:3


cfoxes33 said...

I loved this post.

Cherish Shalom said...

I love this post. It's so comfortion to know that there is beauty in the beyond!!!

Shell said...

What a little sweetheart.

Laura said...

That is so sweet of him!!

Kathy said...

Could you stop by Minnesota so I could see you before you go :) Love you! But really don't want to see this plan come to fruition.

Lisa said...

I am so sorry for the great lose of your baby.

It is so hard for children to understand this type of loss. It is so hard for us to understand:)

Your son is just adorable. His plans are beautiful :)

Kat @ www.TodaysCliche.com said...

This post is just so poignant and adorable. However, what I feel is utter disappointment in myself that I did NOT realize you had miscarried. Gosh, I feel just AWFUL. Are you okay? When did this happen? Your baby is dancing in heaven with my Mom right now... I believe she's cuddling him or her as I type. How lucky are we to have 2 angels in heaven fully watching over us?

Hugs, and thanks for sharing this adorable tale today. It made my day.


Marie said...

Very sweet! I love how children simplify things. I am still praying for you!