Are there Jelly Beans in Heaven?

Inspired by the words of a special little boy…

 

Papa has been pretty sick lately…

He sits in his lounge chair a lot… k27488361

He has his puppy… Sam… who will sit (lay) on his head… and burrows down into his throw that is over his lap…

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Sam guards Papa from anyone coming in the kitchen door… with yelps of nervousness…

Papa hollers for him to be quiet as we come in the door…

We are pretty small… being that we are the Great-Grandkids…

unlike the other Grandkids who are becoming teenagers…

We can fit through the tight opening between the wall and the side of his chair with little effort…

He always has a big smile…

we know we are welcomed every time we come in…

We crawl up into his lap… sometimes getting covered upk15790476 … and sometimes just sitting beside him…

on the arm of the chair…

We don’t mind being squeezed in…

Kind of cozy sitting there …

He talks to us with silly questions… or brags on how big we are getting…

Papa fascinates us… with his stump of a leg…

Having had his leg amputated…

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I hear diabetes is a BAD thing…

Sometimes he has on his leg… where he can walk around…

He is also on oxygen now…

His breathing has become harder…

but, he never complains…

The tube runs all the way across the floor… and we are told not to step on it…

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He loves our Grandma… holding her hand… looking at her with love in his eyes…

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Papa always has Jelly Beans in a jar for us…

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Sometimes he picks them out…

and sometimes we get to choose the color and flavor…

A simple treat but… a wonderful treat…

coming from our Papa Curtis…

I can no longer sit on Papa’s lap…

He passed away…

They say that means he is in Heaven…

I just know…

We were all so sad when his chair became empty…

A quietness come over their house…

He had been in the same spot for so long…

We no longer get Jelly Beans…

Yes, Grandma Carolyn always has us treats…

but, now it’s chocolate milk and  cereal  k25407116 k6354610… being covered up… and watching cartoons…

It’s great too!…

I asked my Old Grandma… Yes… I call her that sometime…

She doesn’t seem to mind…

“Will there be Jelly Beans in heaven?”…

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I hoped so…

I was looking forward to seeing him when I “passed away”…

although that will probably be a long time since I’m so young…

I can just picture him smiling down at me and picking me up to sit on his lap…1764923 (no matter how big I’ve gotten)…

and reaching for those sweet…  colorful candies… red, purple, orange, green and yellow…

Jelly Beans for us came all year…

not just at Easter!…

Grandma said, “Yes, Tristan… I know there are Jelly Beans in heaven… and they’re in a jar right by Papa’s chair”… k13233678

That reassured me…

See you sometime Papa!… 941438_535166309878631_786928995_n

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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