Tuesday, November 16, 2010
A CHILD'S COMPREHENSION
Last Saturday Shari, son-in-law Wes and little Luke, her grandbaby (and our youngest great-grandbaby) went down to visit Jake's grave so Shari could put out some bulbs for next spring and as she was planting and Wes and I were watching her and talking he looked around and snapped this amazing picture with his phone.
Luke won't be three until January and he has only been told that his "Umpa Jake" has gone to live in Heaven. But has been told nothing of death, buriel, gravesites or anything like that.
Judging by the very poignant look on his sweet little face and his tiny hands clasped as if in prayer you have to wonder what he is thinking.
Luke loved his "Umpa Jake" and Jake was absolutely delighted with and adored his littlest of nephews. Jake was only 12 when Joe (Luke's Daddy) was born so Joe and Jake developed a very strong relationship through the years.
I don't think Luke related the mound of earth as being associated with Jake. He was told we were there to work on Umpa Jake's flower bed, but he did smile with glee as he saw the portrait of Jake on the headstone, and I believe he just simply took a seat and was deep in thought, perhaps thinking about what had happened to make things feel different now and wondering if and when he might see his Umpa again.
Posted by Mollye at 9:16 PM