Monday, October 10, 2011

Request to God - The Grandchild

The grandchildren are coping with my mom's passing in their own ways.

A week after Mama's death, my three-year-old niece asked if she could see Mama, but her five-year-old brother told her that Mama lives in  Heaven now. Then she asked, "Can I ask Jesus if I could come and see Grandma?"

Last week they went apple-picking and my niece said she'll take an apple for my mom.  Her brother told her that she doesn't have to give Mama an apple because Jesus will feed Mama.

They hold brief conversations about Mama.
I like the innocence that our children display.  I guess sometime--in the future--they'll get over not seeing their grandma or they'll understand more.  When? 


  1. I love children's innocence, and I love it even more when they pray, it's so honest and cute!

  2. One person I know puts little messages in balloons and has the kids set them free to go up to heaven for their Mother.

    The neighbor's grandson blows bubbles to his "Papa" up in heaven.

    Kids have their own way of understanding, they'll reach their own acceptance in their own time.


  3. Children are so much close to God than many adults their observations are wise and uplifting. I was thinking this weekend about your last post about your mother and hoping you and your family are doing well.

  4. I like the simplicity and their faith. There is no space between them and Grandma and God.
    My children are 13 & 15 and are keeping all their emotions quiet. I have tried talking to them but they prefer to be quiet and grieve in their own way.

  5. i think michelle is right about kids being closer to god. your mom is always going to be with you. that's how it works.

  6. Yes they are very innocent and my deepest condolence to you and your family

    I believe ur mom lives in a better place than here :)

  7. dear peaches,
    i felt pure love and innocence in this post:) may god bless these wonderful children :)

  8. Juliana, I like the ballon idea and even the bubbles. I shall tell my sister.

    Michelle, I think we're doing well.

    Ed,the children's mom tries to let the children know that my mom is in a better place.

    Birdie, I guess your kids are coping by being silent. They could also feel that if they talk about her you may get sad.

    Haritha, I pray for much blessing for them too.

    the other side, yes, the children are truly innocent, and thanks for your good wishes.

  9. Hi Peaches,

    I am truly sorry to learn of your loss. But be happy that your mom's suffering is over, and she is in a better place now.

    Death is part and parcel of life. And we all cope with death in our own ways. I think, children in their innocence, may cope better than adults. So, I wouldn't be too worried about them.

    Take care and be strong.

  10. Hugs and prayers to you and yours, Peaches. I know all of you will find a way through your grief.

  11. Man, are they cute and he's a really smart boy! I'm sure they bring many smiles to your face.

  12. I don't believe they or any of us ever get over it...we just learn how to deal with it. The children are so cute...I am praying for your family Peaches.

  13. Hi Peaches,

    What lovely children! :) Their genuine innocence is a blessing to us all, and certainly something that God loves and adores! Their little hearts are so pure and honest, and time will heal the pain they are feeling right now.

    Praying for your loss! :)

    Blessings and hugs,

  14. Shared your blog on My Life.'s face book page. Donna

  15. I've been away from the bloggger sphere for a while, Peaches. I'm so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing last month. It seems you have found peace with it. She sounds like an amazing women. I wish I had known her.

  16. Hi Peaches, It was nice to hear from you. I'm sorry about your Mum. You have a beautiful family. Best of luck with the book.

  17. They are so cute...thanks for your comment and I follow you!


  18. Nitizen, I agree about not worrying about the kids.

    Maggie, we'll certainly try to find our way out of grieving this loss.

    J.L. Campbell & Monica, they are certainly cute.

    Renee, I know we probably won't get over this loss.

    Denise, I agree, they are innocent.

    Donna, thanks for sharing my blog.

    Shellie, missed your presence.

    Belinda, I hope to finish the manuscript, but I don't have the strength to anything now.

  19. What sweet babies! My daughter lost her 102-year old great grandmother about a year's so special when she brings her up naturally...and that she had a chance to make memories.

  20. Peaches, I'm so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and your family. Thank you for taking a moment to visit my blog. Take care.

  21. Nice to visit your blog and meet you; I'm sorry for your recent loss. It's sweet your children have the comfort of knowing Jesus will take care of their grandma in heaven, though. :)

  22. Aw, what a touching post. The grandkids are adorable. So sorry for your mom's passing.

  23. I'm so sorry for your loss. I hope these adorable children help ease your pain a bit.

  24. I especially like "doesn't have to give Mama an apple because Jesus will feed Mama." How true!Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.

  25. I am sorry to hear about the lose of your Mum. Hard times indeed. My thoughts are with you and your family as you navigate this time of sadness.

  26. Peaches, I am honoured that you popped into The Faith lounge and left me a comment at this time as you mourn the loss of your Mum.

    I understand a little of what you are going through, as my Mum who lived with me left a large hole in my life when she went to be with the Lord. It is over 10 years ago, but it seems like yesterday.

    I am sure you will have such sweet memories of your Mum to pass onto your darling children.

    Keep strong at this time, she is peeping over the balcony of heaven, showering blessings on you and your family.

    God Bless,
    Carole in the UK

  27. Thanks so much for visiting my blog and leaving such wonderful comment. I especially thank you for letting me know that my "comment" button was hard to see, I fixed it! Many thanks.

  28. So sorry for your loss. Death is a hard thing to understand, even for us adults sometimes. Those kids are beautiful, by the way. :)

  29. Sorry to hear you lost your Mom. The children are so sweet

  30. I'm so sorry for your loss. My oldest had a hard time after my son died. Telling her stories about him being happy in Heaven seemed to help.

    I'm praying for you.

  31. Hi, Peaches!

    Thanks so much for visiting my blog!

    My condolences regarding your mom. You and your family are in my prayers!

    So glad to hear that you are inspired to write again! Writing can be a way to release depending on what your writing about.

    You have my vote of confidence- I know you can go all the way!

    Your children are beautiful!

    Much strength, peace, comfort and prosperity unto you and your family!