Last night at dinner some of the little kids were discussing Heaven. I don't know if it was because we had just come home from 5:30 mass and they were commenting on something said during the sermon, or maybe something else brought up the subject, but I overheard the conversation as I was clearing the dinner dishes:
Alex: It's not like that. You don't need a house.
Aislynn: Yes, you do. Where are you going to sleep?
Alex: I don't know, but I don't think there are houses in Heaven.
Aislynn: There are.
A.J.: How do you know -- have you been there, huh? (sarcastic child of mine!)
Avery: Well, I'm looking forward to going to Heaven one day.
Alex: What? Why? You know you have to die to get there, right? (factual and practical boy of mine!)
Avery: I know. But I'm still looking forward to it. Because then I'll get to see our baby.
Then it was quiet for a few seconds...
Alex: Well, that's one good thing. But still. I'm in no hurry.
How sweet of Avery to say that. Although hearing her words sent a quick little stab through my heart, it felt good to hear that our baby - who would have been born this month - is still thought of and remembered :)