Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Life Typically Evolves

There is a family that we know. They have three daughters who are now 25, 21 and 18 years old. In January the oldest daughter will be having a baby, and in May the youngest will be graduating and going to college. The mother of the three girls will suddenly have an "empty nest"....however, she will begin to watch her grandchild each day as her oldest daughter goes to work. Life has evolved for this has come full circle...that is the way that life is "supposed" to happen.

Why doesn't it happen that way for everyone?

It is during the holiday season that I find our donor family weighing heavily on my mind. Their oldest child of two tragically lost her life in a skiing accident at the tender age of 17. I have a deep connection with this family...even though I have never met them. My heart hurts for them as they go through another holiday season without their child. It brings the question to my mind...does life evolve for all of us? Their daughter missed out on going to college, being independent, having a career, experiencing the joys of getting married and having children. Her parents missed seeing their daughter live to experience her life journey. Did her life evolve? Did it just evolve in a different way? Why do some get the joys in life while others have the sorrows, or are the sorrows evenly distributed? I truly think that some people experience much deeper heartache and pain than others will ever feel....but WHY??

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