Caleb felt real loss for the first time tonight. Our pet frog, Rod (named by Caleb) that we had for exactly 6 days passed away. 6 days may not seem like a long time for most people but we have gotten very attached to our little African Dwarf frog. Michael was putting the boys to bed when they discovered it. Things went downhill from there. Caleb was overcome with grief. At first he just laid in bed calling out for Rod. Then the sobbing started. There were a couple good quotes during this saga:
Nathan: Caleb don't cry, Jesus is with you.
Caleb: Why did Rod have to die?
When I got home and went to check on them Nathan said "Mommy our fwog died, We said Rod wait for us"
Caleb: It's not time for us to go to heaven yet.
Mommy: Yeah, did Rod go to froggie heaven.
Caleb: No, he went to people heaven, when Jesus comes back he's going to need a lot of saddles on his horse.
Mommy: I don't think we are all going to ride on His white horse...
Caleb: Yeah we're going to ride in a huge bus that says Jesus on the side.
~at first I was thinking he was way off, but than I remembered that toriding on a real bus is a dream of theirs. Who knows how the Lord will bring us home. How cool is it that these two little boys already know where their home is? Caleb really spends much thought on heaven and Jesus coming for us. It's a good reminder for me.
Caleb: Mommy, I have a question...When all of our fish die can we get all frogs and just have a frog tank.
~He is obviously more accustomed to fish death.