Z: Once you get to heaven, if you ask God, can you come back if you want to?
J: I think once you get to heaven you don't want to come back because...
Z: ...Because you are so happy and because it is so beautiful and the food tastes great and the drinks taste better and better the more you drink them.
On Friday night, as I am putting Zeke to bed, right after our prayers
Z: You know, God doesn't always grant your wishes when you asked them.
J: That's right Zeke
Z: ...because I asked God to make my Daddy's leg be better and he didn't
J: Sometimes I think God decides that He knows it is better for you to come to Heaven with Him.
Z: My Daddy was going to ride bikes with me and wrestle and play.
J: You are right Zeke...your Daddy wanted to do those things with you more than anything. He will get to do them with you some day when we are all together again. We can look forward to that.
Monday Night, just before Zeke & I went in to see Brad's body together.
J: Zeke, Daddy has been sick for a very long time. He has been hurting and having a lot of trouble breathing....today God decided to take him to Heaven to be with Him. Right now Daddy's body is laying on our bed. He looks like he is asleep but really his spirit has already left his body to be in Heaven with God. In a minute, I want to take you in there and let you see his body. You can touch him if you want to, but he won't wake up because he has already gone to be with God.
J: That's right Baby.
Z: Why didn't Granddad go first?
That same night, as Granddad put Zeke to bed.
Z: My daddy died and he has gone to Heaven to be with God.
Z: We are going to live here together for a long time, I'm going to live a long life...unless I get sick.
G: You're not going to be sick Zeke...you are going to live a long time.
Z: When we get old and die we will go to heaven and see my daddy.
G: That's right.
Z: Granddad, you will go first because you are old. ;)