Monday, March 16, 2009

Kids in Distress: Just Wrong

Sometimes I wonder why children are at times forced to deal with a degree of pain that most adults cannot handle easily.

There are some terrible things in the world, and I just wish there was a way to protect kids from this ugliness. Obviously, this isn't possible, and certainly working through horrible events can be character-building and an opportunity for growth. The greatest devastation can ultimately give the most valuable lessons.

I just wish you could get those things without the pain. Or maybe I just wish there was some sort of age line so it doesn't happen to kids. Or some sort of warning. Maybe a little heads-up.

My heart and thoughts and prayers are with your family, both biological and the greater community.

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