On our way home from church one day the following discussion ensued:
Kaleb: Who’s buried in the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier?
Me: A soldier whose identity they don’t know. He represents all the American soldiers killed in wars whose remains weren’t identified.
Kenzie: Actually, there’s four soldiers buried there.
Me: OK, I didn’t know that. (She’s correct. I googled it later and there are four unknown soldiers buried there–one each from World War I, World War II, Korea and Vietnam. The Tomb was originated in 1921 for an unknown soldier from World War I and the sarcophagus was added above the grave of the Unknown Soldier of World War I. She learned all about it in a video she saw at school.)
Kaleb: So is it like the tomb Jesus was buried in?
Me: I suppose, but it’s made from concrete and sits above ground. The Bible says Jesus’ tomb was carved in the side of a hill like a cave.
Kenzie: Our music teacher said she is going to be buried by her father.
Kaleb: Then, who is going to be our music teacher?
Me: Kaleb, that doesn’t mean she is going to die now. She meant that she has a burial plot–a little piece of ground–that is beside her father’s grave. And when she dies then she will be buried there.
Kenzie: Daddy, I want to be buried by you.
Kaleb: And, I want to be buried by Kenzie and you.
What more could you ask from your children? You want them beside you in life. They want to be beside you in death!
I’m a happy man–I think!!