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Have you had to deal with death with your Marchie? Yes, we had to deal with it last April when Dh's grandfather (her Papa Thomas) passed away.
Did your Marchie understand what was going on? No, not really. She knew he was 'going to heaven' but she kept asking when he was coming back. Then when my MIL took her to the casket (before I could tell her I didn't want her to go up) Addi looked at her great-grandmother and said "Hey, I thought y'all said Papa Thomas was in Heaven with Jesus. Y'all didn't tell me he was just sleeping!" Yea that was a lot of fun to explain again and it brought a new round of tears from everyone too. Every once in awhile she still asks when he is coming back, and right before we left Texas she told her great-grandmother that it wasn't very nice of Papa Thomas to leave her here all alone.
How did you explain it to your Marchie? We had been telling her for a couple months that Papa Thomas was really sick and when she asked if he would get better one day towards the end we explained that no, he wouldn't get better here on earth but someday Jesus would take him up to heaven and he would be all better up there. When he passed away a couple days later we explained that although his body was still here his soul was in heaven with Jesus and that someday we would see him again in heaven.
Have you had to deal with death with your Marchie? Yes. My grandpa just died yesterday.
Did your Marchie understand what was going on? Sort of. She was really upset when DH told her that she won't be able to see him anymore because he is in heaven. She keeps saying she is sad because she won't remember him.
How did you explain it to your Marchie? I couldn't do it. DH did it for me. I know he explained to her that he is in heaven and not here anymore. It was difficult for her to understand because we just saw them on our trip and he was fine.
Have you had to deal with death with your Marchie? Yes. And we still deal with it. Chris's gpa passed away last march (april?) and he adored his great gpa. he also just caught on to the fact that payton is in kitty heaven.
Did your Marchie understand what was going on? Yes and no - he knew that gpa was dead and in heaven but thought that heaven was the funeral home...doh.
How did you explain it to your Marchie? as simply as possible - that gpa's body got really old and it was time for him to go to heaven.
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