Monday, May 03, 2010

Yesterday we did a lot of explaining to Addie about what was going on with Papa after he passed away. This was my conversation with her...
"Addie, Papa died this morning, but now he gets to live in heaven."
"Hey! Heaven is where Jesus lives!"
"Yes, Addie."
"Hey! Papa is going to see Jesus today!"
"Yes, Addie."
"Yeah! I LOVE Jesus!"

So in the midst of frustration, sadness, confusion, and disbelief, from the mouth of a 2-year-old, I am reminded that Dale is dancing in heaven with Jesus.
We will miss you, Papa :)


Ali said...

Child like faith! We all need that!

John Torkelson said...


We are so sad and shocked at your guys' loss. We are praying for the whole family. Please let us know if there is anything else we can do. If not, we will be supporting you all from our knees!

P.S. Love the truth that comes out of the mouth of Babes!

Phylee said...

Wow, that made me cry. She is the sweetest. You guys have done an incredible job with that little girl. We're praying for you all and thinking of you all the time. Love you.

Anonymous said...

That made me cry too. Beautifully said. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Love you!

Sarah said...

Oh Stephanie & Brandt, my heart breaks for you. :( I am so sorry for your loss. I only met Dale once at TLC, but it sounds like he was a truly a remarkable man who leaves a great legacy behind. I am praying for all of you that God would anoint you with comfort and peace that transcends our understanding, and that you might rejoice like Addie that Dale is living with Jesus now.