Conversation in the car yesterday on the way to the babysitter-I did not expect him to say this!
Lamb 2: "Mama."
Ewe: "Yes, Lamb 2."
Lamb 2: "When I go up for blessing (at communion) and I SEE Jesus, Great-Grandpa is with me."
Ewe: "Are you asking if that is true?"
Lamb 2: "No, I know it. I'm just telling you."
Ewe: "Thanks for reminding me. You're right."
3 1/2 years old and he's paid attention when Ram and I have talked to him! We also had a conversation about Great-Grandpa's body was at the funeral, but his soul is in heaven. Lamb 1 asked questions about where you go if you don't go to heaven, where heaven and hell are at, and who goes to hell. Several hours after that conversation he asked if Great-Grandpa believed in Jesus. I'm thankful that I was able to answer all their questions so far this week. I'm even more thankful that both sides of our family are Christians so I don't have even more difficult questions to answer.
We attended church at an area LCMS church last night. Even though I had to explain to multiple people what we were doing there, every one was very welcoming and tried to help me with the Lambs. Lamb 2 had a potty accident last Sunday so he was afraid of that happening again so he left about 20 times to go to the bathroom last night. Other than that the Lambs did really well, especially considering we were at a different church without Papa as the pastor. They had a really nice soup supper with homemade chicken noodle soup. It was nice to not have to cook and to have adults to talk to while we ate one night while Ram was gone. We did not get ashes but we did have communion. I asked one of the members that doesn't live too far from us (not a next door neighbor, but close) to just check that I had lights on that I got home ok. I was really glad that I took the Lambs out for the evening and didn't miss church. The boys had made a mess of their room while they were getting ready for church so I made them clean that up and then I let them pick a prize out of the prize bag to reward them for cooperating to go into town, go to a strange church, and drive home.