So has anything bad ever happened to you and you’ve asked WHY is this happening to me, or WHY did this happen to me? or to her? or to him?
I have a friend whose son died in a car accident when he was just 3 years old. I read her words about how much she misses him, and I can only imagine the pain of losing a child — but yet she is enduring that reality everyday. And she’s such a good person and he was such a sweet boy and I wonder “why” — why do things like that happen?
But asking “why” can be such a trick on the mind. If you try to make sense of tragedies, you will go crazy. Only God knows “why” things happen, and sometimes accidents happen without a “why” — at least that’s what I think. I mean, my grandmother died recently, and there is no ‘why” about that. She died because it was her time, she had lived a full life. Her body was tired. There is not a “why” to it except to say she was old and it’s the natural progression of life. But when someone young dies….then you ask “why” and sometimes there might seem like there is no reason for it, no answer to your “why”….and then I think that sometimes you MAKE something have a “why”.
Like with my friend Christine. She lost her son in that accident — but did she crawl under a hole and wallow in her grief? No. She and her husband did a lot of research to see WHY his booster seat didn’t protect him, and she found a wealth of information and is now sharing it with the world and saving hundreds and thousands of mothers from having to go through her pain by better protecting their children in much safer car seats.
Anyway, I was reading her recent blogs today….and her words about missing Kyle so much just tore at my heart strings, a little more so than usual. And I found myself asking God “why did you take such a beautiful little boy… his mother misses him so much! It’s not fair….” and then I found an email in my mailbox that I had not yet opened, and I opened it and listened to this link…and it seemed like just the thing I needed to hear. As simple as the message is.
Here is the link: