Monday, December 24, 2007


Our eight-year-old grandson Alexander rode home with us last night after the Christmas Candlelight Communion service.

"We haven't passed any schools, Nana," Alexander said. "Where are they?"

"They're all over," I said. "Just like in your city."

"Do you like living here?"

"We sure do. In fact, I grew up here."

"You did?"

"Yes, in a house with my mother and father and family. I went to school here, and now we're living here again."

"Do you remember Grandpa in the wheelchair?" Milton asked.

"Yes. I used to ride on it with him."


"Nana, are you going to die like G.G. and Grandpa did?"

"Alex, to die is a good thing. Did you know that?"

"It is?"

"Yes, it means you get to go to Heaven and be with Jesus, and Heaven is a wonderful place. You have duties and things to do and a real good life."

"But you might die?"

"Do you like to go to Disneyworld?"


"Is it fun to go there?"


"What are some other places you like going to?"

He named some.

"Well, that's sort of the way it is about going to Heaven. It's wonderful. Nothing could be better, even Disneyworld, or any other fun place you like to go to."


Milton and I sat there, knowing this conversation was a "God thing."


Milton, here:

To the best of our knowledge, Alex doesn't know about his Nana's illness. This was really an amazing discussion for an eight year old. He loves his Nana so dearly. Another reason for a miracle for Kristy!


At 12:42 PM, Blogger THOMBU1 said...

Kristi, I lost both my parents in 2003 seven weeks apart. THE ONLY things that comforted me is the knowledge of where they were, and Who they were now with. This was a great discussion you had with the grandchild. Even though by faith I am believing for a miracle for you, it was good to share with him the good things about the TRUE life beyond. Dad always said that a person is never ready to live, until he is ready to die. And he always said that life on the other side was more real in the presense of Jesus, than in this life. That the giver of life has more life in His presence than anyone can experience in this shell as he always called his body. He looked forward to riding in that good ol Gospel ship, flying through the air, more than he did to anything. I hope that whoever reads this bog of ours will have peace knowing that all thngs wil be well when in His presence.

At 5:31 PM, Blogger Kristy Dykes said...

Thanks, Thomas.


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