Mikey, being a 4-year old, likes to ask lots of questions. He asked a question several hours ago that, to me anyways, really jumped out. He started asking about why grownups still have parents. But then he asked what happens to kids if the grownups both die and go back to live with Heavenly Father. “Who would help us?” he wanted to know. Amanda and I explained that we have set it up so that if something happened to us, they would go live with one of their aunts & uncles. “What if something happened to them too?” Then you would go live with a different set. What if something happened to all of them? Then you would go live with someone else we know. “What if everyone we know would die?” We told them that he would then be adopted by someone he didn’t know and they would take care of him. Even though he didn’t know them at first, he would get to know them.
Pretty serious thinking for a 4-year old. I’m glad that the wife & I have some of these plans in place already. I hope we never need them.