Tuesday, December 05, 2006

My Little Songwriter


We got out some of our Christmas decorations tonight. Keira was walking around with ornaments and other decor. Then she started singing "We Wish You A Merry Christmas"......Kade soon joined in. It's so cool to hear my kids singing together!

But then Keira started adding her own lyrics and when I realized what she was saying I had to write it down.....quite amazing for a 4 year old....I'm not totally sure she realized the poignancy of what she was saying....but I did.....here's a portion...

"....you're finding your way - you're destined to explain - in your time of doing it - by Jesus side - we don't know what to do without Baby Jesus - is it my time - is it my time - and I don't know what to do without God....."

She has been asking me about death a lot lately....talking about our friend Tim who was killed....my dear Gram who she's named after.....my grandma that's still here with us.....and today she asked me when it was going to be her time to go to heaven. Mommys don't want to think about that question....but when Keira talks about death, she has no fear....only trust....and what do you say to that? I do not want to put fear in her.....I want her to continue in the freedom of not living in fear....so I told her the only thing I could.....only God knows when you are going to heaven.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

good morning! Little ones can be so profound and inquisitive. they are like little sponges when it comes to curiosity and acquired knowledge.

My son and daughter also asked the same questions when they were 4. Tough ones to answer.....but I learned that they weren't looking for anything deep.....they were formulating a mental picture of a magical place called heaven......

Your daughter is beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Most 4 year olds I know start asking those death questions about that age. They've just begun to realise that people get old and where DID the dog go? LOL

Good answer from Mummy though :D

Suzanna said...

snThose deep conversations are such a gift with our children!
They may not remember them with visions, but way deep in the soul, they are forming a trust that they forget mid-life, only to grasp it fully when the time is right.
4 seems to be the age. Before my youngest could say what day of the week it was, he was realizing deep trust in God

The Harbour of Ourselves said...

treasure these moments deeply - am sure you do - beautiful story, those kind of stories help me believe in that something beyond me, make me weep but only with thanks...

Catherine said...

Deep insights are always so amazing coming out of little mouths.

Anonymous said...

We don't want to hear that question. My little ones have always been so ready to meet Jesus. It is scary to think about especially when it seems to just come from nowhere. I have always told them the same thing you did only God knows when. We have been dealing with this a lot lately. Sometimes I wonder if we have talked too much about it. I do feel, however, that they need to know it will happen and that is why we need to make sure that right now counts with eachother. I've told them that we can't waste our time with the wondering of when it will be but yet with the work He has placed before us. Yes, they are only 8 and 3 but I have to know that they had understanding about it before it happens. If they didn't ask questions you would have to wonder what they were getting from this life. The willingness to ask questions demonstrates learning.

Anonymous said...

Little ones are so precious and they grow so quickly! It's great to write those things down.
My biggest goal for my boys is that they always depend on God and firmly believe "what would we do without baby Jesus"!
Tell Kade the boys say Hello!

Anonymous said...

Ahhh, what a sweetheart! Adorable picture too. It's so hard when they ask those questions. You don't want to scare them, but then you want to be honest. I have a 7 year old inquisitive one as well.