Saturday, April 28, 2012

The Death of Death

"For he must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet. The last enemy to be destroyed is death." -1 Corinthians 15:25,26 

The death of a pet piranha might seem like a small thing to most of us; however, the death of our pet piranha Gerhardus was met with tears, a sense of loss and sadness for at least my 8-year-old Isaac and 10-year-old Mia. Of course, we had owned Gerhardus for close to seven years before he died and my two older ones had been particularly attached to Gerhardus. We had a short burial ceremony with some neighborhood kids this morning, and as you can see in the picture below, Mia and Isaac (in the Jayhawk shirt) were particularly sad (Calvin seemed OK with everything, as evidenced by his grin in the picture- let's just say God made him a little different than the other two temperamentally-speaking). Well, death is an intruder isn't it? It won't always be that way, and I'm glad that the unhappy faces of my children in the small losses and great ones will not always be.
Neighborhood children gathering with the Hsu kids for a fish burial
Gerhardus being buried

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