Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Weighty thoughts

We saw a dead squirrel near the kids' school today, and then just before home, a squirrel and SUV just avoided each other.
Ali asked me, "Can squirrels go to God?"
I didn't really know how to answer him. Leila said the body didn't but the spirit would. I thought that was fine.
Then it got heavier-
"I don't want to die. I want to live a long time," Ali said. I told him I wanted that too, and gave him a hug, thinking of others' recent losses. Leila's response: "Dying is a good thing. At the right time."
"I don't want you or daddy to die, either. Daddy won't die. He's walking and doing exercise."
Everyone has to die someday, but I pray that my children outlive me and do get to live a long time.

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