We just took a little adventure to a feed and farm store to pick up straw for our garden to use as a weed preventative. I wish I had thought of this much sooner in the season! Sweet Erik has helped me with the weeding - he's a rockstar in my book.
On our way home from picking up the straw, I thought we should stop at the cemetery for a few minutes.
As we were standing by the grave, Buzz said, "did you ever see her again Mommy?"
I replied, "well, no honey, because she died. Her body is no longer with us on earth, remember?"
He said, "Oh."
I could've gone on to remind him of how we will see her again in Heaven...that God gave me that lovely picture in a vision of seeing her playing and dancing...but I think he didn't need that explanation today. And I just wasn't on the top of my game to remember to say it. I wish I could see her again here. I sure would love that, but it is not to be.
How we look forward to our reunion.
Meanwhile, there is gardening to be done, clothes to be washed on this lovely warm and bright sunny day, children to laugh and play with and an oven pancake to make for dinner in a few hours...
Thank you Lord, for this wonderful gift of life you have bestowed upon me...these beautiful children who are here...my special husband who is such a gem of a man...we are blessed beyond measure...may we remember that always, even in the midst of the grief journey.
**And thank you, all of you who responded and wrote such kind, encouraging words. You blessed me so much with that. And I so appreciate you and your prayers for our family. Thank you.**
Below are some pictures of Erik with the kids on one of their recent sailing adventures. Thanks to Grandpa for taking these!
I'm linking today with Tesha's Treasures! Be sure to check out Tesha's blog and her encouraging words.