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.