~ Driving around town are some of our best conversations. We were picking up Girl Scout cookies from a friend's house and they wanted to learn about girl/boy scouts. When I explained that our friend Reese was a "Daisy" girl scout, Abigail said that it reminded her of Daisy Duck. Then she asked, "What are the boy scouts called, Goofies?"
~ Again, driving around town, Abs asked what God's last name was and George answered "Holy Spirit". Ha!
~Saying goodbye to our beloved neighbor and G&A's adoptive grandparent Mark Lambert has been gut-wrenching. If I ever wondered if the kiddos understand death, I think these two illustrations sum it up.
After we told Abigail that Pa Mark was dying in the hospital, she quietly sobbed in a way I have only seen a few times. After the tears slowed, she said so sweetly, "Mama, what is Nana Millie going to do? She will be so lonely." Ugh.
George shows his feelings differently than his sister. He made a card for me to take to Mark in the hospital and when I questioned his choice to glue two strips of paper to either side of the card, he replied "those are the wings for the card; it's a flying card that will go to Heaven with Pa Mark." Wow.
Later, he wanted to talk about Pa Mark and expressed his sadness. He asked if we could put flowers on his grave to say goodbye (our family did this nearly a year ago when we buried Oma). Before, I had hesitation of taking them to the funeral, but this clearly shows that attending will help him to have closure with his Pa Mark.
To end with a funny story...
~ Me to Abigail as she chooses her clothes for the day, already dressed in her dance costume: "I'm thinking you need to put on..."(pause for contemplation of something to cover her legs)
Abigail: "High heels?"
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