You'll have to "go with me" here to really understand what I am meaning...
Jackson went with my mom to go see Veggie Tales Live on Sunday. He was very excited, she was very excited. It went well and they had fun. He talked about who he saw and how much fun he had, etc. etc.
Creighton didn't get to go.
The time we (Jeff and I) had with her was also very valuable and memorable and fun (in my opinion). I really doubt she understood that she was in fact "missing out" but I kind of felt bad for her, so we bought her a present at Walmart. It is a silly (albeit cute) little princess chair and she loves it and sits in it for (surprisingly) long periods of time. (turns out to be a really great purchase....)
Anyway, where I am going with this all...and it could lead to a million roads...but one in particular has been on my mind. This is where you'll have to be creative with me to get DOWN on my level of thinking here :)
There has been much fuss over the new chair. Fighting and arguing and jealously, and lots of chaos. Though explanation after explanation as to why Jackson got the show and Creighton got the chair, he just doesn't get it. (and really, why would he? I am being realistic as to his comprehension of the subject matter--although that is entirely a different subject matter)
It made me think that his "fun thing" was just something that happened and went away, not forgotten but can't really do anything with it now, just a memory. Creighton's "fun thing" is HERE, for them it is forever. She can play with it, touch it, use it, etc.
Reminded me to store up my treasures in heaven. To have my dearest "possessions" to be the things that will last forever, and not be taken by time, by earth, that can't be destroyed. Things that will matter. Things that aren't just merely gone in seconds time. Things that will be around. For eternity.
(disclaimer: i have not lost my mind. i do know that silly princess chair isn't going to heaven with her, although, jackson and creighton might disagree at the moment ;). that is why you had to stretch yourself to come down to my level of thinking for the moment. God uses really weird things in my world, because i am just me, and He knows i'll get it :))
I am not certain any of that made sense, but that is okay...I got the message, just not always good at relaying it, sorry.