Monday, January 7, 2013

"Sad is never seeing your brothers."

Today at lunch I told the boys we were going to take down their little Christmas tree that we've had up in the piano room the last month.

"Isn't that sad?" I said.

"No", Johnathan replied.  "Sad is never seeing your brothers."


"You're right Johnathan", I finally came back with, "we can always put up another tree next Christmas."

Every once in a while Johnathan totally catches me off guard with his questions or remarks about his brothers in  Heaven.  Today was one of those days.  And I want to remember this brief conversation.  Because sometimes it takes a 4 year old to remind you of what "sad" really is.  And taking down a Christmas tree isn't sad, because it isn't final.  There will be other Christmases and other trees.  But you can't get back a brother.  Funny how much you can learn from a seven word sentence spoken by a 4 year old.


1 comment:

Emily Minich said...

Oh Grace. He is right about what is truly sad. I hadn't thought about the fact that he and Eli might be grieving, too. But, thankfully, if they trust the Lord, not seeing their brothers won't be final since they will see them in heaven. Thank God for that assurance. God bless you.