Monday, January 27, 2014


A conversation with Allie, a very mature six year old:

"Mommy, when you had Abbey, did you just want her or did you know you wanted other kids?"

"I knew I wanted other kids too."

"That's why you had us?"

"Yes.  That's why I had you."

"Did Abbey die when you were holding her?"

"No, honey.  She died before."

"Oh.  So you didn't have very much time with her?"

"No, honey.  I didn't."


Anonymous said...

Wow - heart wrenching! My children are the same way - they get things on a much deeper level than we sometimes give them credit for. Your post brought tears to my eyes - hugs to you all.


Cindy said...

What a beautiful, empathetic, understanding, feeling girl you have there. You are blessed. And so is she for having you.

Chantel said...

Cole and Claudia are having a hard time understanding that Curtis never lived at the house. They know he died as a baby, but they keep thinking he lived with us. Hard concept for them.

Merks said...

It constantly amazes me with how matter-of-fact kids are with death. My five year old will randomly ask how my mom died and makes statements like Allie did.

Wendy said...