IS THERE REALLY A REASON FOR EVERYTHING THAT HAPPENS?

I struggle with the adage that “everything happens for a reason”.  I don’t know that I fully believe that.  I think we say that to ourselves to get through and make ourselves feel better. 

I do know that there is never a reason for a child to die.  Losing a child makes life seem meaningless and no words of coping make any difference.

However, I do know that we can create a reason to live by from the bad that happens. We can learn from that reason thus finding a better life.  Tragedy humbles a person and from that we change to a much kinder and gentler nature and experience life differently. That in itself can be a reason.  

And as for finding any possible trace of a reason to endure the loss of a child, the closest thing I can think of is to honor that person by helping others.

That is what Brandon’s House is all about

                                            Velinda