Wednesday, April 30, 2014

April showers

Yes, it's Spring, and I suppose it is cold...

Here at home, we have faced some tremendous loss, one that Tyler seeks to understand, and that Ashley may only feel. How do you explain death to a couple of toddlers, when life is all they've known? One way is to talk about life cycles of living things. Another way is to answer their questions as they observe proceedings. And, during the process, you guard their hearts.

It is a divine design and mercy that keeps Tyler from dwelling in sadness, and that keeps him from understanding that death is permanent.

Ashley looks at pictures and names him, her grandfather. "Don't forget," I whisper to her.