When Our Daughter J was really little there were a few nights that she was having trouble sleeping. She seemed a bit worried, but wouldn't tell me right away what was troubling her. The second night as I slept I felt a little nudge and opened my eyes to see her yet again out of bed.
"Can I sleep with you?" She asked sweetly
"Of course." I answered and set her up in the middle where for the rest of the night my husband and I were consistently slapped by her arms and kicked in the stomach by her tiny feet.
The next night as I tucked her into bed she looked at me again with a worried look.
"What is it sweetie?" I asked
She breathlessly answered with a question
"Mama, are you going to pass away?" Her eyes glistened with tears.
Her question took me by surprise. My heart broke for her because she had come to the realization that everyone dies.
"Yes, I will, but not for a long long time." We talked for a while and we talked about God and heaven and I told her that I would be here with her for a very very long time.
" Mama, how long? she asked
"Well, if all goes right about 125 years." I know, I know what you are thinking, to this day I don't know why I chose 125, maybe I wanted to pick a ridiculous number so that she wouldn't worry so much. It seemed to quell her fears and she slept soundly after that.
A few years later I found out I had cancer and was so afraid that I would break this promise.
God was merciful and allowed me to stay.....and for that I am grateful to Him for each and every day I have with my Kids..
Now all I gotta do is stick around for another 78 years!
Here is a cute video and song that I hope you enjoy...Have a Blessed Day!