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June 09, 2011


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This was really funny. I mean not for you, of course, but still. And if you find that book, please post about it because I have already struggled with how to explain death in a non-religious fashion.


Have you read Dog Heaven by Cynthia Rylant? It is a wonderful, and comforting book, written especially for those children who have lost a beloved pet. But, it also does a nice job of explaining God's love for His creatures without being 'religious' or sappy. I highly recommend it.

Your son's questions, and your reactions, made me smile. I so remember the persistance, the hunger to know more, and often about subjects which are so subjective. I think you did a good job responding to him; afterall, books are the turn-to place, aren't they? :)

Thanks for visiting me today. I love your blog, too. Off to add you to my blogroll.


Thanks for the recommendation; we will definitely check it out. We've read other books by her and liked them. I have a feeling this is going to be a long journey for us on this topic. Which makes sense as a lot of people wrestle with it their whole lives. I feel shockingly unprepared. I guess I didn't realize that he would have so many detailed questions at such a young age. Also--I can tell he senses my hesitancy and uncertainty in answering his questions and he is like a shark scenting blood in the water...he is not going to let go!


It's true; the more they sense our hestitating, the more they persist. Then, when they're twenty (as my dear son is) the tables are turned. I'll bet you can hardly wait, huh? :)

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