Rich is taking three classes this semester in addition to working a full time job and commuting 2+ hours a day. He does miss bedtime on some nights because of this. Here's what Allie told me one night:
"I really miss Daddy... I miss Daddy so much... I can't stop thinking about him... And chipmunks."
The mind of a four year old.
We've had many conversations with the girls regarding Heaven. It is definitely a lot of information for a four year old to process. Lately, I've noticed Allie expressing some feelings via stories of Elmo. She told Grammy that Elmo has a sister in Heaven. Then one morning, she told me that Elmo had a friend who died and he was sad because he missed his friend. I replied with, "Oh, Allie. Honey, come here." I was going to give her a hug. She looked at me with wide eyes and said, "Not me, Mommy. It was Elmo's friend."