Friday, November 9, 2007

Wisdom From 5-year-old Princess; Wisdom For Us All

We have been discussing fire safety with our children this week and this was Princess's out-of-the-blue comment at the dinner table last night...

"If you're on fire, and you're not dead, stop, drop, and roll!"

This made us all laugh, simply at the "and you're not dead" part. At least we know she was listening.

But in all seriousness, the reason we had the fire safety discussions in the first place is because a member of my family lost her 20-month-old son this past Monday when their home caught on fire and his dad was unable to get to him to save him. It has broken our hearts and while I sat at the church where little McKinzie's wake was last night, I began to feel physically ill. I can not begin to imagine the pain this family is going through. This is McKinzie's parents after hearing their son had been pronounced dead.

So, in honor of little McKinzie, please take time right now to discuss fire safety with your children. I can't believe we've waited this long to talk about this with our kids.

Here are some helpful and fun sites to help you.

Be Fire Smart

U.S. Fire Administration for Kids

The Great Sparky the Fire Dog

NYS Department of State Fire Safety

Kids Health

McKinzie Robinson
February 2, 2006 - November 5, 2007


Diane said...

I am so sorry for your family's loss.

(praying for all involved).

Anonymous said...

What an important message. How hard it must be for you to share this while experiencing the loss of your friend's child.

We will be in prayer about this, knowing that our Father in Heaven is sustaining His beloved with His peace, mercy and lovingkindness.