Sunday, March 4, 2007

"Mommy, Where's Heaven?"

This was the question posed to me by Benjamin on our way to church this morning. Completely out of the blue. I don't even think the Veggie Tales that play repeatedly any time my car is in "Drive" had mentioned heaven in their songs up to that point. Seeing as how our commute from home to church is all of, say, four minutes, I knew that was not long enough to do justice to the topic of heaven.

So I said to Benjamin, "Well, Sweetie, heaven is waaay up in the sky."

Benjamin: "So can we go there?"

Me: "Sure...."

Benjamin: "How?"

Me: "Wellllll..." (by this time, we are half way there, so I SURE can't answer this one in full in 2 minutes or less)

Benjamin: "Maybe in a space ship."

Me: "Okaaaay...."

Benjamin: "But we'd probably need to go buy space suits, too. Because our faces might get dusty if there's clouds."

Me: "Good idea, Sweetie."

Benjamin: "Mommy, be sure and tell Daddy what I said when we get to church."

Me: "Oh, don't worry--I'll be sure to!"

Hopefully the next time Benjamin brings up the subject of heaven, we can spend a little more time on the subject. Until then, I'll sit back and marvel at the thought processes and imagination of a precious three year old!

5 comments:

Stacey said...

Seriously, adorable!! I have images of the Rocketship from Little Einsteins making trips to heaven, every hour on the hour in exchange for, oh, the latest happy meal toy!!

Precious! A 3-year-old's dream!!

Blessed Beyond Measure said...

Even his awareness is a starting point. Eventually you'll get to much more sophisticated conversations, but this one - treasure it; it's priceless. Bet it even made Jesus giggle.

Deidre said...

We're never fully prepared, I don't think. Especially when the comment comes from a 3 year old. Their imaginations are amazing. I'm sure that's the beginning of many more conversations you'll have. Precious times.

Praying for your Prodigal said...

How sweet! And what an adorable conversation to lay the groundwork for future conversations.

Diane

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