Now this weekend is dedicated to all about Madisyn and we are going to head out the door again soon, but I had to take a minute and post. See my little girl starts school tomorrow and it makes me want to cry which I am sure I will tomorrow even though she just goes three hours a day everyday, but still that's my little girl!
Last night we went to eat as a family and we are sitting there just chatting and coloring until our food comes. All of a sudden Madisyn pops up with "Mommy how do people die?" Ok after I pick up my jaw from off the table, I studder a little bit and umm yea umm daddy do you want to answer that for Madisyn?
But first Madisyn says mommy I know people die because I saw it on the news you were watching. My heart sank. I am not much of a tv watcher, but lately I have been glued to CNN because of the Miners in Utah. My heart just really aches for them. Well I was watching it when breaking news came in about three miners were killed in a collapse in the mine during resuce efforts. Guess who was sitting right beside me? Madisyn :(. I really did not realize the effect it put on her and I am going to have to pay more attention to what I am watching when she is in the living room.
"The Man" explains that death can happen a number of ways and he goes in about how different accidents happen. I pipe in and say and when someone dies they will go to Heaven while God will be there waiting with open arms to take you too his palace of Heaven. She took it pretty well and didn't really ask any more questions, but I can't help but wonder if I explained it good enough for her.
I know she is at the age to start asking questions now, but boy oh boy I didn't realize I would get these types of questions yet. If you have older kids, how have you explained this with your children?
I'll be back to read your questions tonight as we are out for a family day to do what Madisyn wants to do hehe.