"And now, I'm glad I didn't know
the way it all would end,
the way it all would go.
Our lives are better left to chance
I could have missed the pain,
But I've had to miss the dance."
When your greatest pain is coupled with your greatest joy, how do you decide if the joy was worth the pain?
Would you do it all again if you knew the way it would end?
Questions that cannot be answered.
Today Luke Perry (Luke Perry!) died.
Today I read about the father who killed his wife and two young daughters.
Today I await the news of a very sick little girl our community has been praying for.
I think about the devastating pain that life can bring
And how it is often intertwined with the most joyful moments.
I think Garth Brooks is right:
"Our lives are better left to chance."
Kathleen Neagle Sokolowski