So, it’s been a rough few days here at our house.
Learning to live without a furry member of the family isn’t much fun.
It’s been sad but I can honestly say I’ve learned a lot from watching the kids. They are so innocent. They are so open. They have child-like faith because, of course, they are children.
The little one isn’t old enough yet to understand death. The big one is a borderline expert! He has more than once said something profound that eased the pain.
What I’ve learned this week is that mom doesn’t always have to be the teacher. There are so many things we can learn from our kids.
This verse is so true. If we watch our children we can learn how to increase our faith. Children believe without seeing. They often take what we’ve taught them and run with it.
Of course we get the whys as they grow and want to be independent thinkers. We do the same! Have you ever questioned Him? Have you ever asked why? I know I have!
I’ve been paying attention the past two days. I’ve learned a lot about my oldest child during this time and even more about myself as a mom.
Here are a few of the things he has said since the cat passed.
~’There is no reason to be sad. Mimi is in heaven now so God can fix his ears. He can hear now!’ (He is seeing the positive!)
~’I'm sad that Mimi isn’t here now but I’m happy he gets to play with Great Nana in heaven.’ (He realizes he can be sad and happy at the same time.)
~’Don’t worry mom, you’ll get to see Mimi soon when you go to heaven.’ (He is not afraid of death or heaven.)
That last one took me by surprise. I half laughed listening to his words of wisdom and I half wanted to interrogate him to find out what he knows about me going to heaven soon.
I’ve been more comforted by talking to my Kindergartener than by talking to anyone else. I’m proud of myself that I was perceptive enough to see what He was trying to teach me. I’m happy I was open to listening and learning!
I’m going to work on learning more to be like my children. Be open. Be honest. Be child-like.
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