kim Posted February 3, 2005 Share Posted February 3, 2005 Last night I was doing dishes while my son Nicolas was filling out his Valentine cards, (Yes already, he's in kindergarten). He went to a drawer looking for something to write with and came across a sand dollar in a plastic baggie and was so excited. I saw it and told him that it was the one his grandma Net brought back from Florida for him the last time she was there. She found it on a beach in Naples and saved it for him. It's not cleaned up and shinny or anything, it looks just the way it did when she found it. Nicolas looked at it for a few minutes very quiet, and then he started to cry. Just cry uncontrollably about how unfair he thought it was that he didn't have his grandma Net to tell him about his shell again, and how much he missed her. Need less to say, I cried right along with him and we sat there at the table and held on to each other for dear life. He just wants to talk to her again, and I told him he can talk to her anytime he wants to, but he won't be able to hear the answer, but if he tried real hard he might be able to feel the answer. And he said ," In my heart, right mom.?" And I said exactly! I told him she will always watch over us until it is our time to go home and that I bet the first person waiting for us on the other side will be Grandma Net with a big hug that will last forever. We then wiped our tears and hung up the little, dirty sand dollar in it's plastic baggie for all the world to see, so that, according to Nicolas, we can look at it and always know she's watching over us. Sometimes I forget he's only 6. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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