Friday, August 15, 2008


Noah: Why are you crying?

Me: I'm thinking about your sister.

Noah: Phoebe? Why is that making you cry?

Me: Your other sister.

Noah: Oh, Eden.

Me: Yep. I think about her a lot

Noah: But why are you crying?

Me: Because she died 10 months ago today.

Jack; (playing with his Star Wars guys) Eden died.

Me: Yes she did.

Jack: And her did go to heaven?

Me: Yes. She's in heaven. And I miss her and that makes my heart sad.

Jack: It makes my dad sad too.

Me: Yes it does.

Jack: (goes back to playing with Star Wars guys)


Rachel said...

Alexis: I'm sorry you're sad today. August 1 was Michal's 7th birthday. I still get sad, too. I have a Michal box that I like to go through and remember. I have this little book that talks about her playing in heaven and sitting on Jesus' lap - afterall, He said the kingdom of heaven belonged to little children (and those who are like little children).

Your conversation with your son reminded me of Ryan. Any time we were out he told complete strangers about how his sister died. He did this for two years when he was 4 and 5.

I hope you can find some comfort in knowing that both Eden and Michal have a life far better than we could ever have given them. It's also good to know that there's someone so extremely precious waiting for us when we get there.