Observing a Four-Year-Old Process with a Maturity Far Beyond His Years

me:  He’s gone.

mom:  He’s gone, Sweetie.

But he’s right here.

mom:  That’s his body.  He’s in heaven with Jesus…and Grandpa.

So he’s in heaven and his body’s still here?

mom:  yes.

Does he not need his body in heaven?

mom:  no.

What’s he doing in heaven?

mom:  Maybe running…or playing with Grandpa.

me:  He can do stuff like that again because he doesn’t hurt anymore.

Oh…good.

mom:  You are doing a really good job handling this.

Good enough for a hot rod?

me *whispering* Please say yes.

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