Thursday, December 09, 2010
Owen misses Nate
This evening as we were winding down the day and getting Owen ready for bed, I told him that Mimi was going to be here when he wakes up in the morning. I told him that Dad is going to the doctor's office tomorrow and Mimi will take care of him until Mommy & Dad get back.
In reality, I am having arthroscopic surgery on my right knee to repair a torn meniscus so I can get back to running.
He and I talked about tomorrow morning because, for a long while after Nate passed away, Owen always asked when someone would be back as they left. Both Jen and I attributed this to the fact that he realized that Nate left and never came back.
About 5 minutes after I told him "night"and closed his bedroom door, I heard him kinda whimpering and talking softly. I went back into his room and asked him what was wrong. The answer was not what I expected...
He told me that he was missing Nate and that he was sad & crying. I was stunned...I told him that we all miss Nate and that he is doing great in Heaven.
He then asked if Mommy was driving me to the doctor's office, who is driving Mimi to our house and a couple of other questions. I told him that everything will be OK and not to worry that I just have to go see the doctor. He wanted several hugs & kisses and I was very happy to give them to him!
Owen is a true blessing just like Nate! Sometimes I wonder what he remembers and understands then something like this happens to put it all in perspective...
Thanks for checking in on us!