This Mom’s Bold Answer to “Are You Going to Die, Mommy?”

“Are you going to die, mummy?”

Inhaling deeply, I leaned in. Smiling, our brown eyes locked on each other across our worn, familiar kitchen table.

“Yes, darling, one day I will, but I pray not now; not from this.”

I exhaled, turning my gaze to include her older bother and younger sister, and smiled.

“I hope to be around for a long, long time, but whatever happens, God is good. We can trust Him, and He’ll will be with us every step of the way.”

The faith pep talk was as much for my benefit as it was for theirs.

Oh dear God … I believe … help my unbelief.

Niki Hardy
Niki Hardy
Niki is a Brit in the USA, a cancer survivor and pastor’s wife, a fresh air junkie and tea drinker. As a speaker and blogger her candid, humorous storytelling helps us, find humor and grace in the darkest place, and learn to laugh when all we want to do is scream. She loves to make new friends, so find her and more encouragement, on her blog, Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. When she’s not speaking, writing or running trails with her Doodles, she can be found trying to figure out how to use three remote controls to turn on one TV.

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