Mama, Is this Heaven?

Explaining life and death to a preschooler  seemed so difficult. In preparing for my grandfather's funeral I explained to Noah that Great Grandpa was no longer sick because he went to be with Jesus in Heaven. Noah accepted this explanation with great certainty and very few questions. 

When we arrived at the funeral home for calling hours, Noah saw Grandpa laying  in his casket. I saw where his eyes were focused and picked him up to begin explaining. Before I could, Noah said, "Mama, Is this Heaven? Is Jesus here?"

My precious son, I can only imagine how that would have made your Great  Grandpa smile.  Thirty years with Grandpa has left me with many stories to tell however the ones I look forward to retelling the most, are the ones I will share with my boys.