Thursday, November 3, 2011

Devyn's Heaven

Right before bedtime Devyn says to me, "Mom I'm scared to die." I was speechless for a moment, trying to play things out in my head before speaking and wanting to keep things as simple as possible. I explained, "You shouldn't be scared honey, everyone will die but we have the chance to live in heaven with Heavenly Father." That didn't put her worries at ease. She inquired about heaven. I was moved with her enthusiasm to be taught about something that appeared so complex to me. I finally realized, Devyn wanted to know the details of heaven to see for herself if it's somewhere she wants to live after death. Inquisitions poured out that took me by surprise...
  • Is there a park with a playground in heaven?
  • Is Jayda (my sisters daughter) gonna be in heaven?
  • Am I gonna have this body or a clear one?
  • So we will be awake in heaven? We won't be laying in a box?
  • Is Jesus's mom gonna be there? I never hear about her.
  • Will Satan be in heaven?
  • Will Jesus be in heaven? Does Jesus talk?
  • So, I won't ever get any owie's in heaven?
  • Will we have cars in heaven? Cause I want a BIG truck with purple and pink stripes.
After what seemed like a million questions, Devyn finally finds bliss in her newfound understanding of heaven. She turns to me and says, "Mom, I guess I'm not so scared of dying. Heaven sounds nice."

I am amazed at her insights and questions about heaven. And I must agree--parks, playgrounds, colorful trucks, cousins, a heavenly mother--her heaven sounds nice and oh so sweet! Lord, make my heart like my child’s--pure and simple.

A big piece of Devyn's heaven, her cousin Jayda



  1. I love this post! She is so adorable and I love her curiosity!

  2. Thank you Talisha. Kids teach us so much! Haven't seen you around in awhile. Hope you are doing good! Take care :)

  3. I got so teary eyed reading this... I love you pretty girl!

  4. So Cute Devyn! Leti, we sure do learn a lot from our children. It would definitely be extra SWEET if All our hearts were pure and simple. Love it Sis!

  5. Devyn is so sweet...Mady is always inquiring about so many things as well. :) Love their innocence. <3

  6. i always look forward and love reading ur blogs, it just brings me to tears...seriously! i love it, and i love u for taking such good care and teaching devyn about life...she's so lucky to have u and uela as her parents...i love that little girl and i love u too...come bring her for a visit...aren't u due for one? take care sweetie, and i love u ALL to pieces...!!

  7. Wow what a wonderful place. I would love to live in her heaven. you did a great job with her questions. I hope when things come up with my girls that I'm ready to answer their questions. She's beautiful Leti.

  8. Thanks for the sweet reminder of what Heaven is like. Having recently lost my sister it was just what I needed to read. Thank you.

  9. Thanks for the sweet reminder of what Heaven is like. Having recently lost my sister it was just what I needed to read. Thank you.