"Mimi, I don't want to go to heaven. I will miss Morgan." (her girlfriend)
"No, Morgan will be there too someday, just like you. You will be together for always."
"Really? How bout Tyler?" (best guy friend)
"Yes, Tyler, too. You'll all get to be with God there."
"I miss Nana. (my mom) Nana was in the frigerator and you spoke."
"At her service? Yes, I did speak. She wasn't in a refrigerator. She was in a casket. The thing that looked like a box."
"And you froze her." (now things get interesting)
"Nana wasn't frozen! Did you touch her? Did she feel hard?"
(Sheepish smile) "Just a little bit. And she went down in the ground."
(Uncontrolled laughter) "Yes, she did. But she's okay now. She's with God and we'll get to see her again someday. Oh Ryleigh, you are so sweet. You make Mimi laugh. Look at my eyes. I can hardly see to drive."
"You're funny, Mimi." (she joins me in laughing until she cries)
Who knew this topic could be such a stress reliever. After gasping for air during my belly laugh, tension melted away. Mama-Nana would have loved it. I like imagining she actually did. I do know Ryleigh often made her smile.
Genuine perceptions move my heart and provide tender teaching moments. Want to have a fun day? Spend it with a child and see the world through their eyes and with their thoughts. My guess is that you will learn valuable lessons, plus a return to focusing on life with better vision. Untainted vision. I want that.
Together on the journey ~ Betty
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