My two-year-old daughter Livvy lives in a world without death. Nothing around her – save for the ants we regularly annihilate – has ever died. And even if something did die she wouldn’t understand it. Death is completely foreign to her life. Life is all she knows.
Her life is, I believe, how life was meant to be. We aren’t meant to be surrounded by death. It is entirely unnatural. We are born to life and oriented to life and know in our souls that we are designed to live – far beyond what we see or smell or understand. Death is the enemy, death is the stalker and even for those who wrap their lives in Jesus and know that death isn’t the end, it is still the enemy.
My hope is that I can keep Livvy in her world of life for as long as possible – it is the innocence that matters most.