Thoughts about Heaven from a 2 year old

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Today as Grayden and I were talking over our chicken nugget lunch he started asking me where daddy was, where makenna was, where sadler was...and on and on naming every member of our family.
When he was done naming everyone and I finished answering I asked him where his brother brenham was. He got a sad look on his face and said "on the lamb". I thought for a second and guessed that maybe he got that idea from the cemetery where there is a lamb figurine by his headstone. I smiled and pictured Brenham riding on a lamb in Heaven. (who knows! that does sound like a fun thing for a 3 year old to do in Heaven!)
I told him "he's in Heaven isn't he!" He nodded his head and said "with 'fowlers' (flowers) too" I told him "yes I bet there are lots of flowers in Heaven"
Then this next part brought tears to my eyes. He said "i'm sad". I asked him if he was sad because he missed Brenham and he said "Yes! And Mommy sad too, and Daddy sad and Grandpa sad too" I said yes, we're all sad sometimes and miss Brenham but he's not sad, he's happy with Jesus. And someday we'll all see him again!
Then with a pouty look on his face he said "Jesus sad when Grayden naughty!"
Love that kid! I was so shocked to hear him say those things. It reminds me just how much he listens to our words when we talk about him and watches our actions and expressions. He picks up on everything!
I wanted to blog about it so I can always remember our little conversations about Heaven and his big brother!
We sure do miss him lots!
Hope you're riding 'on the lamb' with all the flowers today Brenham! We love you!


(its been a whole week since I've blogged last! I almost forgot what to do! We sure have been busy, but we're looking forward to some much needed relaxing family time next week! Hope you all haven't been to busy to enter the giveaway here!)

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15 Responses to “ Thoughts about Heaven from a 2 year old ”

Anonymous said... this post! It is amazing how closely they do listen sometimes. You are a great mommy! My kids just finished Aldi nuggets--nothing but the finest you know!!

Kate said...

thank you!
ours were aldi too, safari animals :) i actually really like them!

Steph said...

this brings tears to my eyes.. Its sweet how little minds think huh?

Erin said...

That is just too sweet! :)

Jeannie said...

Love this post. Thank you for sharing! What a sweet boy :)

Daddy's Dream ~Mommy's Miracle said...

~TEARS~ I can't wait until Cayden talks about Braxton like this!!

Marcie said...

Such a sweet post!

Lisa said...


tscarter7 said...

It always amazes me to see the depth of children's understanding of heaven and our Savior!

Holly said...

Such a sweet conversation. When we go by a cemetery Kyndra says "Hi Carleigh!".

Val said...

so awesome, Ellie went through a stage a while back that she would just cry telling me how she missed her sister..even though they never met! We would go through all her pictures talking about heaven! **maybe a future tattoo should be a lamb?? **

Maggie said...

Thank you for posting this. My son is 5 1/2 months old and I tell him about Aidan all the time. I know he doesn't understand right now, but he will in the relatively near future.

We have Angel Wings said...

What a sweet post.

Jordyn said...

absolutely loved this post! it is amazing the way children piece together the way they interpret things.

quick question- are you going to update your blog anytime soon to include sadler also?

Kelly said...

Wow, I have never read your blog before, but just clicked on it from someone else's and it brought tears to my eyes. You are so strong and I admire you so much. I can't think of any loss as heartbreaking as what you have experienced. I just wanted you to know I am saying a prayer for you and that you are amazing.