Emma Sage truly is a Sage.....
Otto and I were sitting talking about Will and how to be a good friend to him over the next few days, weeks and years. Emma Sage just sat and watched us talking,,,crying,,,,hugging.
Then Rick took Otto off with him to go to his cousin's, so Otto and Michael and visit and work through this loss of both of their bestfriends father. [Weird, I know, but the four of these boys are just like Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn X2......romping around the words,,,building forts,,,fishing,,,playing,,,,,just being boys!] so the two of them really needed to be with each other since they haven't been able to see Walt and Will yet.
After they left, Emma Sage and I were reading a book [it is nap time] and she said to me 'Daddy die?'.......which I replied, "No, your Daddy didn't die, Will, Walt and Stephanie's Daddy died"
"Oh" was her reply....looking at the book sitting on my lap now.
"Mommy, Wills Daddy die like Nanny McPhee?" asks Emma Sage
Me...."Well,,,,yes, like the Mommy in Nanny McPhee died, so did Will's Daddy"
and then "Oh, Mommy I'm so sad................I want to cry" and Emma Sage gets up, walks away to the porch. grabs her kitty Nona and sits down and starts to cry.
My heart broke again.
But I realize that she understands this life process [or at least has a crasp of what it might mean]
After a bit she gets up and comes back to me and gives me a kiss and a hug and says......"I'm better, now can you read the book?"
Ah...to be a child......where life is truly in the here and now.