Friday, November 13, 2009


Do any of you have kids who become preoccupied with death at some point??? A few days ago Braeden and I were watching something, for the life of me I can't even remember what it was, maybe a Reading Rainbow?, when someone in the story died. It was an elderly person and Braeden almost immediately questioned the death. Of course we've seen things and read things before where someone passed away, but he'd never focused on that aspect before. When I explained that everything dies at sometime, and that that person had lived a long and good life and they were now with God, he just thought and processed this information before asking the inevitable, "Will Grandma and Grandpa die?" "Yes," I answered. And then, "Will YOU die?" "Yes, sometime, but I'm not planning on dying anytime soon," I promised. He was very contemplative and sad, "But I don't want any of you to die." I explained the best I could to a five year old who just didn't understand. We talked about God and Heaven and Jesus' death, but they are still quite abstract to him. And in the days that have followed, he's asked almost once a day or stated almost once a day, that he doesn't want me to die. I didn't hear about it today, so maybe it's a passing obsession, but I pray that his heart is calm, that he doesn't worry unnecessarily over this, that God gives him peace. Such a hard thing to understand. Hopefully it won't truly enter his reality for sometime to come.


pmoments81 said...

My oldest has showed a fascination with death off and on for several years. At times he will look at me and my parents and just matter of factly state you're gonna die someday.

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