Story # 204 And My Children's Children.Back in February 2011, my granddaughter's friend's little three year old daughter (Kara Lee) died of pneumonia. It started out as the flu and developed into pneumonia. and the child just wasn't strong enough to fight it off.
Kara Lee and my four year old great granddaughter had been friends since Kara Lee was one and Lizzie was two. They had a play date at least twice a week for two years. Kara Lee died on a Saturday, and was buried on the following Thursday.
On Monday, I was babysitting Lizzie while her Mommy was at work and she asked me if I knew that Kara Lee had died. This is the conversation that followed.
Lizzie; Nana, did you know that my friend Kara Lee died?
Nana; Yes, I did know that Lizzie, and I am sorry that you lost your friend.
Lizzie; Oh no, I didn't lose her, Nana; she died.
Nana; Oh, I see, so I guess Kara Lee is in heaven with your Daddy now, isn't she? (me hoping I could make Lizzie feel better.)
Lizzie; No, Nana!! My Daddy is in heaven. Kara Lee is in a little white box with flowers on it and the box is in the ground. Heaven is in the sky, the box is in the ground. See???
Nana: Oh, I'm sorry, I didn't realize.
Lizzie. Don't worry Nana, it's okay. You'll learn.