Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Jonathan and Jack

After our U/S in Omaha we brought home the pictures of Jack. When we arrived home, we showed them to Jonathan (our 6 yr old). He was excited that he was going to have a baby brother.

Rewind a couple of years and there was a younger boy (Trent)who was freinds with Brain (my younger brother). He lived in Odebolt, but loved coming out to the farm with Brian. As Trent grew older, he was out more and more, and Jonathan liked to see what he was up to. Jonathan liked hanging out with him. Trent passed away at the age of 16 years from a hunting accident. We told Jonathan that Trent went to live with Jesus and watch over us. Jonathan was first uneasy, but after seeing Trent's grave and knowing he's with Jesus, he accpeted the fact and to this day likes to go and see Trent.

We told Jonathan that his baby brother was sick and when he's born, he will go live in heaven with Jesus and Trent. Jonathan seems to be doing fine, He seems to have a sense of confidence, cause Trent is there and "he will watch out for him".


  1. Brad, there is a small comfort in seeing the way the kids accept what we as adults have a difficult time understanding. Faith is our rock and will help us with our emotions and grief. Love you Jack
    Aunt Ang

  2. It isn't easy to tell your children. But like Angie said, children seem to handle things with much more ease than adults do. I think we could learn a thing or two from them!