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God has blessed me tremendously with an amazing husband, Doug, and two gorgeous little boys, Gavin and Joey. It has always been a dream of mine to have a large family but God may have other plans. I had a series of 6 consecutive early miscarriages when trying for baby #2. We are currently trying for baby #3 after our 7th miscarriage. I am faithful that God's plan is perfect, even when I am not happy about it. I love comments and meeting new followers so please don't be shy!

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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Faith like a Child

The past few weeks have been emotional to say the least.  Between Grandma's health being on the decline and the awful tragedy in Connecticut, I have been on the verge of tears without much provocation. Each time I have shared this story, it has made me cry tears of pride. 

We were riding in the truck on our way to visit Grandma who's health has been a one-day-at-a-time kind of thing.  Seeing as how I wasn't sure if the boys would make it to visit again before she passes, I wanted to have a gentle, age appropriate talk about death. This is a topic that has yet to come up as no pets have passed, no one he knows has passed, and his concept of death is probably based on squished bugs and flowers that wilted and had to be disposed of.   I was nervous, but felt like I owed him a bit of a heads up instead of after she leaves us. 

"Gavin, do you know how old Grandma Luna is?" I asked.

"She is 100 years old!" He answered happily.

"Yes!  She is 100 years old!  That is a really really long time to be alive!  We have been very blessed to have her with us for so long.  After we live here we get to go live in Heaven!  Grandma is going to be going to Heaven to live with God soon, so we are going to visit her and tell her how much we love her, okay?"

"Yeah, but how will we get a house up to Heaven?" he asked with a quizzical expression.

"Well, we won't need to take anything with us to Heaven because God will see that we have everything we need." I explained while hiding my smile as to not give him the impression that his question was humorous instead of endearing.

"But what about a car?  Will God give us a car?" he wondered.

I paused for a second to find the right words and came up with, "If we need a car in Heaven, I am sure that God will provide it."

Gavin seemed satisfied with my response and he gazed out the window as we drove.  Then, about 5 minutes later, he spoke again.

"So God gives us the Bible so we can learn all about Him while we are down here.  Then, when we go to Heaven, we get to see how God makes stuff and does things.  That is pretty cool!"

Pretty cool indeed.  

1 comments:

Maria said...

Gavin is such a sweet, smart and thoughtful boy!! You've been in my thoughts and prayers. I hope you get to spend time with your grandma this holiday - she's in my prayers too.

Lots of love xoxox
The photo of Joey and Gavin is precious!
Maria

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