Monday, August 11, 2008

A Very Sad Day

Created by Shawna

Well, it all started yesterday when we went out to Mom and Dads' place in Paulden to get some stuff we are watching over until they come down to get it. As soon as the boys' jumped out of the van, Diego ran over to what used to be the pond to see the fish, but instead found it dried up and no fish. He then ran over to see the chickens but found the coop over grown with weeds. When we went inside all we found was an empty lonely house that we once knew to be a home, now all that is left are memories and spiders. The boys were very upset that the spiders were everywhere we went and Diego later informed me that we need to go back to kill all of those spiders that moved into Grandmas' house. On our way home little Mario was very quiet and when I asked him what was wrong he said in a broken voice "I'm worried about Grandma." So when we got home we called her so he could see that she is just fine.
But the day didn't end there. Later that evening when I went to clean Azuls' (Diegos' Parakeet) cage I noticed she didn't look to well and I'm pretty sure it had something to do with the green crayon I found inside. Even though her cage is up on top of the bookshelf where the boys' can't get to it, boys' will be boys', and the other day they were throwing the crayons up in the air and apparently one found it's way into the cage. So, we sat with her for about 20 minutes trying to get her to eat and drink, telling her she was strong, reminding her that she survived a broken leg and that she could survive this. But, unfortunately she didn't make it. She died quietly in Diegos' hands. As Diego held her lifeless little body, tears streaming down his face and mine, he looked up at me and asked if she was going to Heaven with Jesus. I told him yes and that she was going to be very happy there and that Jesus would take good care of her. But, Diego didn't want her to go, he wanted to keep her forever. When I told him that we couldn't keep her in her cage anymore and that he could pick a nice spot out in the yard to bury her, he didn't like that either. We ended up burying her between two trees out front. Even though we tried to explain a dozen times to Diego that her body will always be there and that her spirit went to Heaven it took him a while to understand. After we finished filling in her little grave Diego looked at me and said "Good, now Jesus can't find her and take her."

3 Thoughts:

Carrie Hayes said...

Im so sorry for your day and the loss of your family member! Love and hugs!!!

Ninny said...

Cute thing that Diego said!
Sorry about your crappy day. It actually made me sad to read it. Change is hard! Love you!

Erin said...

I couldn't even begin to imagine how to explain that. Although is sounds like he handled it well. I hope that all is better soon. Love ya.