Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Age of Innocence

I don't want it to end. Is that so wrong? I don't want Meron's current age of innocence to end just yet. Actually - I don't want it to end ever.

If it was up to me I'd keep her blindfolded to all of the YUCK that the world has to offer. Things like crime, and death and senseless evil and... the orphan crisis. The totally senseless orphan crisis.

Last night after Laura prayed with her, Meron looked her straight in the eyes and said:

"Mommy, when is Brighton coming home?"
Laura had nothing. No explanation. No words, just tears falling on her. How does she explain the orphan crisis to our 3 year old...the orphan crisis that took her brother away.

All she could say was that Brighton is with Jesus. But Meron insisted,
"Mommy, but when is he coming home? I want him here."
All Laura could say is that she does too. She wants Brighton here. She wants to hold our son. She wants to rock him and sing to him and soothe him. She wants him here.

Then Laura asked if she wanted to pray again and she did... and no lie, this is what Meron said:
"God, please be with Mommy and Granny when they go to my sister. And be with all the kids who need daddies."
So simple, yet so many don't get it.

Yeah - if it was up to me - I'd keep her sweet, precious, innocent self exactly like this picture forever. Her special heart and unassuming godliness moves me every single time.


Rachel said...

She really is a precious, amazing little girl! <3

Steph said...

What an angel, right here on Earth. I love your blog! You guys are such an awesome family!