Dec 19, 2012
But sometimes you do win the lotto, and heavens forbid, sometimes you do get struck by lightning.
Our hearts go out to those in Connecticut who are dealing with such a senseless tragedy and for any parents trying to raise children in a random vulnerable world full of risks.
A person that loses their parents is an orphan. Someone that loses a spouse is a widow or a widower. I know of no name for someone that loses a child. I think that is because it is an event to horrid to contemplate finding a name. I know I don't want to do it.
This just brings to light that our serious problems really are the ones we are not paid to solve.
No matter how slight the risks, some will get struck by lightening. It is a fear all parents share. Just don t let the fear rule your life and keep you from raising healthy, inquisitive, risk taking children. (If they are anything like me. you will have to worry about the pyrotechnic teen years.) Remember some will also win the lotto and maybe your child will change the world.