Korenisms: Heaven Edition

05 Sep

“Daddo, when Jesus comes back and there’s a new heaven and a new earth — will this earth go away?”
“Yes, Jesus will make new ones for us to live in. He’ll make everything brand new.”
“Will we come back to visit this earth?”
“No, we’ll live in the new one. This one will be gone”
(bursts into tears [yes, actual tears]) “But that means we’ll never get to go to Olive Garden again!

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“In the new heaven/new earth, you’ll even get to see Xander again.”
“But that’s sooooo lonnnnng away…”
“Well, I hope so, because that means you will have lived a long, full life.”
(more tears) “But why do you want it to be a long time before I see Xander???”


  1. Melodee Reynolds Miller

    September 5, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    He has such a sweet heart!

  2. Jessica Thompson Berg

    September 5, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    Such a hard concept to grasp and in turn for us to explain! I told Ethan once we are there, it will be as if we never left each other.

  3. Amy Eckels

    September 5, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    It’s especially hard to predict which ideas kids are going to latch on to or find the most exciting/disturbing. Olive Garden kind of caught us off guard 🙂