After celebrating Sydney’s birthday yesterday, my 8 year old deep-thinker and I were talking about Sydney today. She said her prayers in church and asked God to wish her sister a happy birthday in Heaven. Then she asked me if it was scary to me when something is so close and so far. I asked her what she meant by that and she said it feels to her like Sydney is very close to her and at the same time, a million miles away. Wow. This child never even met Sydney, but she was able to articulate exactly how it feels when someone we love dies. They feel close to us in our hearts and memories but at the same time, a million miles away. Boy, how I love her and her deep spirituality.