Death of a child is stated to be the most grievous of losses. I can only imagine when I think of how I collapse when I lose a pet. A child.....unspeakable. They WHY? WHY does an innocent child have to suffer and why must the parents have to feel this absolute horror. I do not believe any institutional thought can truly give us these answers. Our universe can be random doling out storms and adversities we can never quite understand; Katrina and Nazi Germany come to mind.
Rejection! I remember when my dad died. I was 4 years old and it was very sudden. My mom brought me to the neighbors house and led me to the kiddie pool. The children that day decided they did not want little DOREEN in the pool. Who knows why? Kids can be mean. However, the devastation that created in me lasted me my whole lifetime. My dad had just passed and I was so raw and sensitive and now a group of my peers - 4 years old and up - did not want me. It hurt to make an imprint so deep that I am still talking about it at 65 years old. It was the first of many such rejection. Rejection. I don't even like the word.
Today I will think to be kind with all my friends, family and acquaintances. Life is hard enough without meanness. I hope you feel loved and secure today. For today....I feel warm, loved and protected with my family, pets and friends. Be safe and nurture yourself today. Do something special for you. Remember MAN'S REJECTION IS GOD'S PROTECTION!!!!!