"Our Little Trooper"

"Our Little Trooper"
"Let me live, that I may praise you!" Psalm 119:175

Monday, April 11, 2016

"In heaven, if there are bubbles, I'm pretty sure they never pop."

Tonight, Rowan got discharged from the hospital after 7 days... 6 of those days being in PICU.  One of the first things that he was most excited about was getting a bath...a bubble bath, to be more specific. After I spent almost 2 hours emptying the car, sorting bags, starting laundry, etc., he was ready for his bubble bath.

In the tub, Rowan relaxed and soaked for nearly 15 minutes.  Then, I noticed that he seemed to just stare off, fixating on the bubbles.  He looked so deep in thought.  I asked him what he was thinking about, but I could never have imagined how profound the thoughts he was having were...

Here is what he said:

"I like bubbles.  Bubbles make me happy and sad.  They remind me of my friends... bonding and joining together, and then slowly popping away.  

They make me happy, because at least we did get to meet and bond together for a short period of time, even when we slowly start popping away eventually.  Still, I like bubbles." 

He thought for a moment and finished with: "In heaven, if there are bubbles, I'm pretty sure they never pop."

I pray that everyone gives that time to soak in...that you recognize who/what makes you happy in life, and even better, that you realize what will make you complete in heaven.


  1. Hello, I do not know you or your magnificent boy. But what I do know is.. He is as wonderful, loveliest as can be. The strongest and happiest, even having to endure so much pain and possibly sadness. His faith continues on! And that brings great joy to my heart. And I know I cannot relate to you,but I just want you to know I do pray for the both of you. You're never alone, for he is always with you Listening and watching over him. God bless you mighty Rowan and your dear loved ones :) May you continue to stay strong and keep on fighting!

  2. Rowan is in my top favorite bubbles! Thanks for sharing Carrie!

  3. He is such a wise boy for his age. God Bless think you for sharing him with us!

  4. Rowan is a smart and brave young man. I am praying for you

  5. Adorable very brave Rowan is a very wise old soul, wise beyond his young years.
    And Rowan, in heaven bubbles would never pop.