A few months ago, while lying in bed drifting off to sleep, my son, who was cuddled up in the middle of us, softly said "Mommy, when you die, then when I die, don't forget to meet me in heaven, okay?" I cried. I mean, what else could I do? It was so profound coming from the mouth of a 6 year old. Yes, I answered him with an "Okay, baby." and I lay there in the dark, my mind just reeling wondering what he had been thinking to come out and say that. Was he thinking about heaven and what it would be like and that he didn't want to be there alone? I was sorry my husband missed him saying this (hubby had already fallen asleep), but it is a moment I will remember for the rest of my life. Perhaps one of the sweetest moments my son and I have shared together, and he didn't even realize it.
So, I knew I had to scrap what T.J. said, but I just didn't have any pictures. I didn't really want to take a picture of us laying in bed either, you know, recreating the moment. It just didn't seem right. Our annual hike was just around the corner and I decided to have my husband take a picture of T.J. and I looking out over the mountains. I always feel pretty close to heaven when we reach the summit of our hike and so it felt rather apropos to use this picture in my layout.