At A Loss

I don’t know how or why she thought about it, but Kaitlyn was all worked up the other night about death. Specifically, she was upset that people die at all.

Maybe being in Pennsylvania triggered something in her mind from when I was up back in February. Maybe she briefly associated our vacation visit with my visit four months ago.

We were in the car, on the way back from visiting my aunt, when Kaitlyn started crying about people dying. She asked why people had to die. She became even more upset when she asked about children who die; she asked if they die because their parents don’t love them anymore, to which we quickly responded that was not the reason at all.

She told us she wants to live forever and never wants to die. Luckily, we were able to change the subject before she got to the point of asking if Amber and I were going to die someday; we could not and would not have been able to lie to her, but also did not want her to get upset to the point of being consumed by those thoughts.

She has not brought the subject up since that one time, and that is a good thing. Kaitlyn is becoming more and more inquisitive, and it is just a matter of time before the subject comes up again. That is a day that can wait for a while in my opinion.


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