Trying to explain Heaven to a 4 year old…

It’s no secret that our family has suffered a loss recently.

My uncle Jim Palmer passed away Monday night.

I had the opportunity to visit him one last time Monday during the day & I am grateful for that.

I told the twins today that he had gone to Heaven.

Libby had a lot of questions.

Why being the first one.

She also wanted to know if we could text him in Heaven.

My favorite question though, was will he have his walker in Heaven?

That one I was happy to have the answer to & the opportunity to share how there is no more sickness & he is completely healthy.

She then asked how my aunt is doing, which I thought was very kindhearted of her & quite frankly I was surprised she asked. But I guess I shouldn’t be, they were kinda like peanut butter & jelly. You didn’t see one without the other.

I overheard Libby asking her daddy what Heaven looked like. He directed her back to me.

Bless him.

She said “I think I have a book.” She went and got one of her children’s Bible story books & looked through it for some answers.

Nothing can make you feel more inadequate than a child asking what Heaven is like.

I did the best I could & pray that the Lord will fill in the gaps.

I know it’s going to be beautiful.

And peaceful.

We will be reunited with our loved ones who have gone one before us.

And we will meet Jesus face to face.

That’s almost too much for me to comprehend.

I am so thankful for the hope of Heaven.

I am so thankful I will see Jim again.

You are loved.


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