Friday, August 18, 2006

The Meaning of Life and Death According to a 4 Year Old

While driving by a firefighter's memorial we started to talk about the idea of a memorial, that it's to honor the ones who died fighting fires. Lou piped up with this:

"The fireman isn't dead because you have to die from earth to live forever in heaven, right mom?"

All I could do was agree. How can they have such clear acceptance of eternal life (something much bigger than themself), yet cannot accept that we can't go to grandma's until tomorrow because she's working today. Life through the eyes of a child must be beautiful!