Just a simple journal about my life with husband, kids, grandkids, and extended family. Probably nothing special to the rest of the world, but very special to me.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

"Tell Umma I'm Alright"

I was talking this morning about how I felt bad about the fact that my Mom spent her last months in a nursing home.  I've been thinking about my Mom a lot lately, and I've been missing her, and I've been thinking about how maybe I could have done things differently.

While I was talking to my daughter Katie about all this Jayden said, "She's okay.  You were sitting on the computer and I was standing here and she came next to me and said, 'Tell Umma I'm alright', so you don't have to worry about her.  She's happy now."

He said he sees her a lot.  He says he sees lots of people, and he said they don't really talk to him, he just knows what they are saying.  
Lately, Jayden has been 'scared', he says he's afraid to go anywhere by himself, even into the next room without me being by his side.  I asked him why and I asked, "Are you afraid of ghosts or something?"  And he said, "Of course not.  I only see good spirits."
And then my daughter said, "Oh, you only see spirits that you know."  And Jayden said, "No, I see spirits I don't know, but they are all good, and they are all here to protect the world.  And sometimes when someone dies I see them helping those people.  They don't want the people to be scared."

I don't know if this kid has a wild imagination or what.  But sometimes he comes out with this kind of information, and he says it so 'matter-of-fact', and like it's the most natural thing in the world to him.

'Sorry I haven't been visiting much.  Kids have been sick and lots of other things going on too.  'Hope everyone is well.  Love and Prayers to all ~


  1. HI EILEEN - WOw, Jayden is a special lil boy - faithful and gifted and wise beyond his years. We too struggled with my Mom being in the nursing home we reconciled knowing that she needed more care than we could provide for her safety and best medical attention too - and as I have written - the people who cared for her were wonderful and more.
    See you soon
    Love Gail

    1. I think children are so close to the Spirit because they have a perfect faith. Jayden sounds like such a special little guy.
      I've missed you.

  2. I remember you mentioning this about Jayden before Eileen. I do believe children are more sensitive to this occurrences. When I was a girl, I saw several things happen before they actually did. The last time it happened to me was when that space shuttle exploded in the 80's I think it was? When it took off I knew it was going to explode and that was the last time I ever had that happen to me. I'm sort of glad it doesn't happen anymore.
    I hope everyone starts feeling better soon. Love Di ♥

  3. What a special child Jayden is!
    I always love to read about his thoughts and of course I love to see his photos.
    He is indeed a gift from God. I know that you know that!!!
    Hugs and much love to you and your sweet family.

  4. Yes, it can be so surprising what kids will say.

  5. wow, that is amazing. Umm I just think he is a gifted child that God holds very dearly to his heart and has given him the gift to be able to teach us! The fact he is so matter-of-fact about it makes it even more special! Hope he never looses his gift. We need more Jaydens in this world!