Ryan is now 9 and will be 10 in a couple of months. I wrote this post in 2010 and I do not know why I didn’t post it. At any rate, I often find myself thinking about things that my little one said or did a few years ago and I sure miss those days. Albeit a dated post, I thought I’d post it anyway.
Ryan has such a tender heart, he’s incredibly sensitive. He’s been asking many questions about dying….do you go to heaven? Do you come back? We were driving home from the grocery store the other day and he said to me, “Mom, no one in our family is going to die, right?” Carefully I replied “everyone dies, but not for a long, long time.” He just had the saddest look on his face and I tried to reassure him that it wouldn’t be until we were very, very old. He then began to sob saying, “I don’t want anyone in my family to get old..” He cried the whole way home. How sweet is that? Sometimes I can’t believe his capacity to understand such grown up things.
As a 4 1/2 year old, he continues to ask the same questions, repeatedly. I now tell him what he wants to hear, I can’t bear to see his heart breaking. His heart is so pure and sweet, he’ll know soon enough the realities of the world.
Oh geeze, I’m feeling sooooo sappy today!
Squeeze your kids, they won’t want to be squeezed so much when they’re older.