You know what they say: With age comes wisdom. . .
and then again, they say: Great things come in small packages.
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I guess you could say both of these statements are very true.
Just last night my mom and I were talking about my dad. Mary Elizabeth was there and she noticed just how very sad " the best Nana ever" was getting while the best Nana talked about her beloved husband.
In a very wise and mature voice Lizzy said: " Nana, you don't have to miss Grandpa. He lives in your heart."
~ "See, I'll show you."~
Because our wisest and littlest one didn't know how to draw a heart, Elizabeth asked "the best Nana ever" to draw a heart for her.
So Nana drew the heart and Liz goes on to say in her wisest voice. . .
"See, just like this Nana." "He's little, tiny." "In your heart." and Liz drew a little, tiny man. . . in Nana's heart.
Liz then says. . ."Oh! but, In a box."
and then she lovingly drew a box around her grandpa. . . in Nana's heart.
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You see, the last time Mary Elizabeth saw her grandpa it was at his funeral. She had just turned three years old. She knows her grandpa has died and has gone to heaven "to be with the Saints and Angles". We tell her this all the time.
What she can't figure out is ~ why in the world he has gone to this place called heaven. . . and. . .Why?. . . In a box of all things.
and the house broke out into laughter and the Best Nana Ever said. . .