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♥ How to Get to Heaven, According to a 3-year-old — 16 Comments

  1. Thanks for stopping by my blog… I’m glad I popped over here as I’ve also been talking with my three (just turned four)-year old son about death lately. He’s had a lot of questions and the whole concept, of course, is quite difficult to understand. Mine told me recently he didn’t want to grow old to be a great-grandpa. When I asked why, he said it was because he didn’t want to die! We’ve been doing a lot of talking and I just picked up some books to help explain death as well. Take care!

  2. I’ve been coming to think those discussions are even more important in the early years when we are still wondering how much is sinking in. My boys understand more than I realise. My great grandma (their great-great) passed away a few days after their 1st and 3rd birthdays. The conversations we had then, explaining it all but in simple terms, have set a solid basis for so many conversations since. As their understanding of the world grows they come back to the theme and ask more questions. I love sharing it with them and even though it reminds me of the sadness of her passing I am glad that it is reminding the boys of her life too.

  3. Great story… totally laughed at him pulling out the power of Jesus to shut someone up!!! 🙂

    And I too am glad I Dont have to be hit by a car!!!

  4. Oh this story tugged at my heart..we also have a Gigi (Great Grandma was just too hard to say when they were little). So glad you got the whole thing straightened out!

  5. That truly was a sweet story. I love little-kid logic, it’s so pure and innocent.

    I don’t even want to think about my parent’s aging. They will be in their 50s forever, that’s what I want to believe.

  6. Just want to thank you for visiting my site and leaving me an encouraging comment. Returning the favor so I can get to know you better and I’m blessed by your blog.

    That’s funny when your 3 yr.old used the mighty Name of Jesus to shut someone up! I can use that at work a lot! 🙂

    God bless and looking forward to coming here again and again…

  7. What a great story! Your little guy sounds like he is very smart. I’m always wondering what is going through the little minds of my little boys. I bet he was relieved to know that he didn’t have to get hit by a car to go to heaven.

  8. Thanks for visiting my blog, and for the comments. I loved this story. It sounds like you and your family have a very beautiful life, with your priorities straight! That is a very lovely picture up top also.

    Hope to see you around.

    Audra

  9. great post.

    it’s amazing how kids pick up things & try to make sense of the world on their own. i struggle to make sure i’m not sending my son, also 3, mixed signals. although we haven’t had the “so and so is in heaven” talk, i do hint around the fact that his dad isn’t around because he’s in jail. i haven’t flat out told him yet (baby steps. like, what does/should a 3 y/o know about jail anyway?), but he knows his dad is in NY and loves him a lot.

    i love that you converse w/ your kids. i find that my son knows and understands more than i thought he would. this just reminds me to keep talking up our convos.

  10. I just found your blog through a different blog. I am so glad that I did. I absolutely love this post. My girls help me to open my eyes on a lot of faith questions. Thanks for sharing. I am going to go and look around a little more.

  11. Such a sweet story. I find a child’s perspective to be so touching and unique and interesting.

    The first loss I experienced was my grandmother’s passing, and even as a freshman in high school, I remember really struggling to comprehend the idea of death. It’s a tough one.

    The conversation you had with your son was an important one and well done!

  12. Thanks! We have a lot of “I don’t want to go to heaven” conversations around here. We also “don’t want to eat because we don’t want to grow up”.

    It’s so interesting to see how the wheels turn in their little sweet heads….

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