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Sunday, May 2, 2010

A Bird Went To Heaven Last Week.

Thursday...

"Mama, mama. Hurry! I found a bird that's sleeping."

"Oh Henry, I think that bird is dead."

"Dead?"

"Yes, he's in heaven now."

"With Grandma Nan*?"

"Yes, with Grandma Nan."

Later on that evening...

"Mama, is Grandma Nan going to take care of the bird in heaven?"

"Oh I'm sure she will."

"Can I write her a letter and tell her to take care of the bird?"

"Sure."

The next day...

"Can we bring my picture to Grandma Nan?"

"Well she's in heaven, but we can bring her picture somewhere where we remember her and I bet she'll see it."


Friday afternoon...

"Is this heaven?" He asked upon walking into the mausoleum, where we remember my mom.

"Oh no, this is where many people come and remember their loved ones. We can come and remember Grandma Nan here. Some people are outside in the cemetery here and some are inside here."

His picture. With some dandelions.
Do you see Grandma Nan and the upside down dead bird?

And his letter, as told to me:

Dear Grandma Nan,
Can you please take care of the bird? We miss you and we don't know if you sleep in heaven, do you? Do you have a house? Love, Henry and Evie

*In the case that you are unaware, my mom "Grandma Nan" passed away in December 2007 from terminal carcinoma {lung cancer}. H was 20 months old the day of her funeral.

10 Comments:

Anonymous Unplanned Cooking said...

That is so sweet. You must miss your mom so much.

May 2, 2010 at 9:45 PM  
Blogger Stacy said...

Oh how innocent children are :) This story brought tears to my eyes.

May 2, 2010 at 9:49 PM  
Blogger Coma Girl said...

That is so sweet. I love that he asked "is this heaven?"

May 2, 2010 at 9:51 PM  
Anonymous Jes said...

That is the sweetest ever.

May 2, 2010 at 10:04 PM  
Blogger Gina said...

That is so precious! H is such a wonderful boy!

May 3, 2010 at 7:56 AM  
Blogger Robin said...

Oh, how lovely. What a sweet and kind boy you have created!

May 3, 2010 at 9:27 AM  
Blogger Jon, Sara, Tyler, and Sophie said...

What a way to remember you mom!! I love that brought the picture to mausoleum. Children are so thoughtful.

Last week at my parent's house there was a dead bird in the yard. Tyler was standing by it, and I said "remember, don't touch it." To which he replied, "I'm not Mom, I'm just praying for it!" Melts a mother's heart.

May 3, 2010 at 4:28 PM  
Blogger Broken 4 Love said...

Oh Henry. What a cute moment. I love his little picture!

May 3, 2010 at 9:00 PM  
Blogger Kendra Wheeler said...

I'm sitting in my office crying at how sweet this chain of converstations is! What a wonderful way to share heaven with your kids...you are a wonderful woman and mom!!

May 7, 2010 at 6:56 AM  
OpenID fritzfacts said...

You have such a sweet kind hearted boy. Hugs

May 13, 2010 at 1:45 PM  

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