Thursday, January 6, 2011

Processing Pain - the lighter side

A True Story...
Three year-old grand-daughter Danielle, 
one of five precious ones 
so precocious...
... so wild in a wonderful kind of way.
She was processing the events of Christmas Day where she roamed among 75 relatives, each coping with the somber reality of having to say a final goodbye to (super) grandma; 
the atmosphere heavy with tears and laughter in constant collision...
She found me at the kitchen table at the end of a day filled with fine food & finer fellowship.  
I hoisted her up to fasten the last few buttons on her coat.  
Out of the blue, she pulled my face close to hers (eyelashes almost touching) and exclaimed 
"Grandma?  We are ALL going to die!"
And then, without skipping a beat, she said -
.... Can I have some chocolate?
She does an aching heart so much good.

1 comment:

  1. Sheila Kamstra, Diane Bosscher, Arlene Medemblik and 3 others like this.

    Hilary Vonk Scholtens
    You're going to make me cry... very precious indeed!
    January 6 at 10:42pm · Like

    Tamsen Donker
    She's an absolute doll- she reminds me so much of my second daughter..beautiful, cheeky and hilarious! A handful, but worth every moment. And the truth of her statement, while shocking to say the least!, is one of God's greatest gifts to us. Relief from the turmoil of this sinful earth and eternal joy and peace with Him. Praying for comfort for your family!
    January 6 at 10:59pm · Like

    Eileen Breukelman
    child like faith ... the more you hug them the more you get from them. Joanne, we feel your pain in the loss of your mother, and praying that these difficult times will continue to bring you closer to Him, the creator and orchestrator of everyone and everything...
    January 7 at 7:34am · Like · 2 people


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