from the mouths of babes

I was sitting here thinking about how Chloe has been dealing with all of this. She has said some amazing things for being only 4 years old. The day we found out that Felix died, Brian and I weren’t sure how to explain to her what had happened or what would be happening. So, we sat down with her and told her in the simplest way we could. She had some great questions. She also decided to talk to “Baby F” before we left for the hospital. She told him that she loved him and that she was sad that she wouldn’t see him but that she would meet him in Heaven someday. That night she made each of our parents come in to pray with her, separately, before she went to bed since I wasn’t there. Brian’s mom prayed for Felix and Chloe interrupted her saying, “Grandma, you don’t need to pray for baby F because he’s already with God.” Unbelievable. She has since asked God to keep taking care of Felix until we meet him in Heaven. She’s also asked me about what we will look like when we get to Heaven and if we’ll have to use the potty when we’re there. (remember, she is only 4 – these things are important) She’s said a bunch of other stuff, too, but it’s getting late and now I can’t remember a lot of it. I should’ve started writing everything down.

I hope that we can help her process what has happened, and continue to help her as she gets older. We’ll also have to explain it to Dylan and Ezra (and any others who may follow) someday, too. We’ll have to tell them about the hole in the Groce family alphabet.

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