Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Shoes, Counting, and Joshua

Caleb to Shane: "Daddy what are you doing?"

Shane: "I'm putting together a shoe rack for the back room. Do you want to help?"

Caleb: "Yup! You put shoes on it?"

Shane: "Yes, we are going to put our shoes on it instead of the big tub that we use."

Caleb: "Oh...Well maybe we need to put Joshua's shoes on it."

Shane: "Why's that?"

Caleb: "In case he ever needs them. If he ever comes back home, he may need them."

Shane: "Well, he won't need them because he won't come back from Heaven. Once you go to Heaven, you don't come back. Remember?"

Caleb: "I know. But we could still put his shoes on there right?"

Shane: "Yes we can do that but I don't think we even have shoes for Joshua. He was just a baby and didn't need shoes."

Caleb: "Oh."


We were at a restaurant for lunch.

Caleb was waving his hand around, pointing to the sky, and counting.

Shane: "What are you doing buddy? What are you counting?"

Caleb: "I'm counting people."

Me: "There are people in the sky?"

Caleb: "No. There is one person in Heaven and four sitting here at our table in the planet. We have 5 people in our family. I was counting our family."

Shane- trying not to cry: "Yup, you're right buddy. We have 5 people in our family. There are 4 here on Earth and 1 in Heaven. You are such a smart boy."

Hannah: "Baby Joshua is in Heaven. I miss my bwudder."

Me: "I know baby. We all miss him. "


"Blessed are those who mourn for they will be comforted." Matthew 5:4


Paula B said...

Caleb is so wise.

missliany said...

I can't believe Shane managed not to's not my family and I wasn't there, but it made me cry.

You are so blessed to have Caleb in your life.

Carla Sue said...

You have THREE amazing kids. I miss them all.

Andi said...

He's really smart! he knows baby Joshua watchin
over you guys..

Beth W. said...

Love you all!

Ausmerican Housewife said...

My goodness. If I could hug your kid, I would. He is so stinkin cute!

(I don't see us as a family of two, we're a family of four. We're just split down the middle.)

Personally, I like the idea of everyone's shoes on the rack. Perhaps you could put a pair of shoes belonging to each of you on the rack (even if all you had was booties for Joshua, I count them as shoes) and take a picture of it. Have it printed and framed or even made into a canvas print and hang it in your home.

Actually, I think I'll do that here at home with our shoes! :D (I amaze myself at times.)

Mellow said...

What a beautiful son you have. Our little guys are so amazing.

nabrissa said...


Shawn Becker said...

What an amazing little guy you have.

Shawna said...

This brought tears to my eyes. Hugs to you all!

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