Christy - posted on 03/25/2010 ( 7 moms have responded )
Hi, my name is Christy and I am the mother of a three year old and a one year old. Five years ago my sister suddenly passed away. My three year old is now old enough to understand that "Auntie Sarah" isn't here, he sees her pictures and know where her headstone is and is really curious about it. I told him that Auntie Sarah had died and gone to heaven (he knows what death is, his kitten died a few months ago). He is now asking where Jesus is and where Heaven is (I told him that Auntie Sarah lives with Jesus in Heaven...kinda obvious lol). So my question is, how do I tell him that Jesus is someone who lives in our hearts but that we can't see him and how do I explain where Heaven is? I was raised in church but I just can't think of an age-appropriate way to explain it to him. Any help would be GREATLY appreciated!
p.s. He knows that Jesus is God's son and that Jesus lives in Heaven and is someone that we can talk to whenever we want and he loves us very much, he just doesn't understand why he can't see him and how Jesus can live in our hearts.