Haley Jane: Age 3
Recently we’ve been reading stories about the life of Jesus to our Haley Jane, so naturally the topic of death has come up. Little Haley had even more an opportunity to wrestle with this difficult topic when a man we knew passed away this year.
After the funeral service, the church provided a nice meal in the church fellowship hall. During the meal an elderly man with wild, white eyebrows and matching white hair came up to the table to greet everyone and stopped to pat Haley on the head.
With a furrowed brow and a look of concern that started to make me nervous, she leaned over to Daddy and asked, “Is…Is…Is THAT the man who DIED?”
I think it was too late, but I put my hand over her mouth and proceeded to take her out for a potty break.
I don’t think I’ve ever prayed for someone to be hard-of-hearing before.