Serious Topics

We have been contemplating serious subjects at our house lately. Primarily the subject of death and dying. Here are some of the many questions asked in our house over the last couple of weeks:

Why do people die? When will I die? If you have a job and you die, does someone else take your job? Do they take it right away? If you find someone who has died and they have money can you take their money? What if it’s your family, can you take the money then? Do you start to rot as soon as you die? We pass a cemetary on the way to Saint John’s and they wanted to know if they put the names on the tombstones before you die and if not how the person knows what name to put on it since you can’t tell them when you’re dead?

Added to this discussion was the discussion of the location of missing body parts of people who have lost arms or legs. There was no questions about this though as Gabriel heartily affirmed that those body parts were waiting for them in heaven.

Following Saint Patrick’s Day after reading about Saint Patrick who was kidnapped in England and taken to Ireland to work as a slave, new questions came.

Why don’t we know anyone who has been kidnapped? What happens if you are kidnapped? We used this opportunity to review a few safety rules. The twins informed me when they turned seven they would be able to use their super powers to defend themselves from any would-be kidnappers. I encouraged them the only super power they needed to use in that situation was that of running away very fast.


About Wendy McCollum

I am a single mom to five wonderful boys. Life is an adventure, with many twists and turns. We live in hope, always, for our great God can redeem all things. There are so many funny and precious moments that slip by too fast. Perhaps here I can save them for when my own memory fails.
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