Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

The Castle

"Mommy, What did Isaac feel like? Was he soft?"~A

"Yes, he was very soft."~M

"I wish I could have held him, did you get to hold him Mommy?"~A

"Only for a bit."~M

"Did you play with him? I wanted to play with him."~A

"No sweetheart, I didn't get to play with him."~M

"Did you give him a bath?"A

"No the nurses gave him a bath."~M

"You know we will be able to hold him in heaven and play with him."~M

"I know that mommy, that is why I can't wait to go to heaven someday."~A

"Mommy will all of us be in heaven?"~A

"Yes, we will all be in heaven."~M

"Alex too?"~A

"Yes, Alex too."~M

"I think he will be a crazy dog in heaven, just like he is crazy here."~A

"Are there houses in heaven?"~A

"I think, maybe there are houses."~M

"Well I know God has a castle, mommy. That is where he and the angels live. His castle is white and the angels are white and God shines like lightening. Except you can touch him. You can't bother the angels when they are working mommy, but you can always bother God. When we go to heaven God makes everything. Even the wings of the angels. Isaac lives there with him. He has a really tiny bed for Isaac and he takes really good care of him."~A

"When we die we get to go to heaven, right Mommy?"~A

And just like that one simple conversation with my five year old breathed life into my tired soul. The unwavering, steadfast, breathtaking faith she has. We get to go to heaven. We have the privilege of going to live with our Savior. The one who was perfect and sinless who willingly died for us to save us from our sins. He defeated death and we get to live with Him forever.

"And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am." John 14:3


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