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Heaven Is A Place At Disneyland

Emilia: “Mommy, Grandpa lives in Heaven now.”

Me: “I know.”

Emilia: “Does that mean that he’s an angel?”

Me: “Yes, sweetie, I think that it does.”

Emilia: “And do angels have wings?”

Me: “I think so.”

Emilia: “Does that mean that they’re fairies?”

Me: “Um… no. Fairies are different.”

Emilia: “But fairies have wings.”

Me: “Yes.”

Emilia: “And fairies are magic. Angels are magic, too.”

Me: “Well… not exactly.”

Emilia: “But they FLY. And flying is MAGIC.”


Me: “Well, in a way, but…”

Emilia: “And Tinkerbell has wings and flies and is magic.”

Me: “Yes, but…”

Emilia: “So Grandpa is like Tinkerbell.”

I think that I lost that round. So, I think, did Grandpa. Or not. I suppose it very much depends on his view of sparkly minidresses and glitter-wands.

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posted September 18, 2009 at 10:05 am

No one lost. Being considered magical to a little girl is something special and I think Grandpa would be okay with being compared to Tinkerbell.

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posted September 18, 2009 at 10:07 am


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posted September 18, 2009 at 10:19 am

Mapsgirl – agreed 😉

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posted September 18, 2009 at 10:38 am

You know, this reminds me of a blog you might like. It’s kind of about faith & pop culture:
I’m always amazed, like Amelia, at the references they draw – and really all of us do, to make sense of spiritual mystery.

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posted September 18, 2009 at 10:59 am

I think that is pretty awesome :)

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posted September 18, 2009 at 11:57 am

I lost my Dad last year. The vision of him with wings and a sparkly mini dress is actually cheering me up considerably today. :)

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posted September 19, 2009 at 6:18 am

Speaking as a grandpa, I agree that any of us who are seen by his granddaughter as Tinkerbell is fortunate indeed.

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J from Ireland

posted September 19, 2009 at 5:18 pm

We too have had conversation about Heaven these past few days. My father in law died on Tuesday and we are all still a bit shell-shocked and being bombared with questions from the kids is the hardest thing ever. best wishes to you.

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