Last Friday I was on my way home from picking up Russell from pre-school when Mark called me and told me about the Connecticut shooting. I immediately began to cry. Russell was listening to my side of the conversation and concluded that some children had died. I was crying uncontrollably by the time we got home and suggested we pray for all those who were feeling pain and sadness.
Russell said he wanted to say the prayer and it went like this, "Dear Heavenly Father, please please please help those little kids be happy in heaven with Jesus. In the name of Jesus Christ Amen."
Later that day he told Mark and I, "I can't wait to go to heaven! Because I can't wait to play with Jesus." His desire to play with Jesus was so innocent, sweet and genuine that Mark and I just looked at each other and gave him a hug.
He quickly followed up with, "I don't think Lukey will like heaven though. Cause he's REALLY crazy."
I think Jesus would make sure that heaven would be the most wonderful place, even for rambunctious mischief makers like Lukey.
We are so grateful for each day we get with our boys, and are completely devastated for all those parents, family members, teachers and friends that lost loved ones last week.