So Reese and I were chatting today and he started asking some interesting questions. He asked me if daddy was going to die. I told him someday everyone will die and we'll be together in heaven. Our conversation went like this:
R: how many people can fit into the box?
Me: what box?
R: the rectangle box that looks like a bed
Me: How do you know about the box?
R: I know everything
Me: Have you seen one before?
R: Yes remember papa was in a box before he went to heaven.
Me: Papa was already in heaven when he was in the box.. his body was sleeping
R: Where does our bodies go when we die?
Me: Our spirits move on but our bodies stay on earth. Remember papas body was sick and couldn't keep up with his spirit
R: If I get sick will I die?
Me: If you get sick, I will take care of you
R: What if you die?
Me: Then I'll wait for you in heaven
R: But daddies going to die
R: because he's getting old
And that was that. He was barely 3 when he saw papa in the "rectangle box" and it amazes me that he still remembers that. He cracked me up with thinking that because Jon is getting older, it means he's going to die. I sure hope Jon sticks around for many many more old years.
Rielly the other day told me she saw papa at Kroger. And she was barely 1 when he passed but through pictures she knows who he is. I believe these children are so pure and innocent that they are able to see and know things that we don't.