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Bill Belew has raised 2 bi-cultural kids, now 34 and 30. And he and his wife are now parenting a 3rd, Mia, who is 8.

My daddy is the question answerer.

I can ask him anything. And he will give me an answer.

Why do people die?

Why do people die?

Sometimes, I can understand. Sometimes I can’t. But at least my daddy is always there … and he always tries.

I want to know why people die?

One of my teacher’s sister died. She was not an old lady. And she didn’t get hit by a bus or anything. She just died.

Mommy said she got sick.

Then why do people get sick and then die? Same problem for me.

I get sick sometimes. Does that mean I am going to die?


“People were not supposed to get sick. People were made by God to live forever. But people didn’t listen to God. They disobeyed him and after that things started to break. Sickness started to grow and fight with the perfect world that God made. Sometimes sickness wins. But in the end God will win. He has made it possible for people to live forever again. Only in this next time, sickness will never have a chance. It’s called heaven.”

“So, I don’t have to worry about dying when I get sick?”

“Nope, mommy and I will take care of you. And no matter what happens we will be with each other forever at some time.”

“Thanks, Daddy.”

Talk to Bill and others about their experiences raising bi-cultural Japanese-American kids.

Bill Belew

Professional Blogger, social media marketer, professor of marketing, Christian and dad.

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