Socialize your kids they said,
It will be fun they said….
It was fun for a while.
But even with all of my protection,
All of our talks, All of the teaching about good and bad, right and wrong,
Evil still found its way into our lives and it cost me my son.
I was asleep and I woke suddenly with this thought. …
If this woman had not come into our lives, would Arthur still be here?
Would we be planning the weekend tomorrow? Would he have been here today instead of my sitting in his room crying? Maybe, maybe not.
If our lives here are planned before we even come to this earthly existence, would anything have changed the outcome? Suppose Arthur did leave so those of us left behind could learn from it. Will humanity be saved? Probably not. Will global warming just instantly reverse itself? Ummm,, no! Will we stop and consider OUR purpose here? Will we smile at the guy at the check out counter after we stood in line FOREVER, behind a woman with two screaming kids and a stack of coupons?? Will we hug our kids a little more and tell our spouses how honored we are to be married to them? Are we a little more grateful for things we never even noticed before? I hope so, I really hope so…