Monday, June 29, 2009

Out of the mouth of babes ...

Al took the kids to the zoo today. Tonight at dinner I asked the kids what animals they saw ... to which William replied:

"We didn't see the gorilla."

Sadly, Jamie, a 24 year old western lowland gorilla at our zoo died this past week. He was a beautiful, graceful creature of God and our kids enjoyed visiting him each trip to the zoo. So, I wasn't sure what William thought about the gorilla being gone or what Al may have told them knowing that at 2 1/2 they are too young to understand death.

Then William promptly said, "The gorilla was gone to work." Oh, if only life was only that simple! It already makes my heart sad to think of losses they will have in their lifetime. If only there was some way to protect them from such pain and sadness. I imagine that is how our Heavenly Father feels toward us. How wonderful it is to know that we can lay our pain and suffering at the cross and Jesus will carry our burden.

Jamie 1985-2009


1 comment:

Tabitha Goodling said...

I found your blog when I did a search of triplet blogs. I, too, have a blog about our triplets, though it is one that is not found on search engines. I was blessed to see that you, too, are Christians. Our triplet girls were born in October, 2007. We also have a four year-old daughter. Our blog is I would love to ask you how you handled things like potty training, etc and how you get neat designs for your blog. Ours is basic. I have an email address on our blog but unfortunately it is one I rarely use. If you send me an email address on your comment I will email you from my address.

Tabitha in Central Pennsylvania