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Thursday, September 17, 2009

The Special Book.

He has this book I made for him about his little life. From the time he was born through about 18 months, I'd covered people, some places and lots of things we think and feel about him.

I ordered the day before my mom entered the hospital for what would be her last time and she never got to see his 'special' book.

H loves this book and from time to time we'll take it off the shelf way up high where it lives and read it over and over again. He's got most all of the pages memorized.

Yesterday, as I nursed E before her nap, he asked to pull the 'special' book out and we sat side by side in rocking chairs in E's room. He offered to read it to me and when he got to page 4-5, the pages with my mom and dad and him spread across, he said;

"This is my Grandma Nan and she loves me very much. So, so much. Now she lives in heaven and God takes care of her. Someday I will get to see her in heaven."

Though you probably can't decipher the words on the page of the book from the photo I shared, the page doesn't quite say that. In fact, besides Grandma Nan loving him, it doesn't say anything like that.

But obviously it doesn't need to for him to know and understand in his own three year old way that he is loved by her.

And that someday we'll get to be together in heaven.

Grandma Nan and H and Curious George too.
September 2007.

6 Comments:

Blogger Beth and Nate said...

That's really beautiful. So insightful sometimes, the little ones.

September 17, 2009 at 2:22 PM  
Blogger Erin said...

I'm all teary eyed over this.

September 17, 2009 at 6:46 PM  
Blogger Jon, Sara, Tyler, and Sophie said...

That is indeed a special book - for a special boy, who has a special grandma in heaven.

September 17, 2009 at 9:23 PM  
Anonymous dadioz said...

wow !
Love 2 all

dadioz

September 18, 2009 at 12:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A special book for them to cherish as they get older. Your mom would be very proud of them both. I'm sure that she is smiling down on them.

Linda F

September 21, 2009 at 3:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I Love that you have put this special book together. how wonderful that they will have this with wonderful memories of Grandma. I miss her..

Love You
Auntie Laurie

September 24, 2009 at 9:16 AM  

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