Friday, August 21, 2009

Karma Will Bite You in the Ass

This past Monday a 3 year old girl drowned in one of our town pools. She was there with her 2 older siblings, mother and 3 month old brother. It was a very hot day in Concord and the pool was crowded. Not only was the girls family present, there were 50 other adults and 3 lifeguards. It is unclear at this point what actually occurred, but I just can not imagine what that family is going through. After our ordeal with Acadia, I am ever more sensitive to parents dealing with the loss of a child.

What is really starting to bother me is people blaming the poor mother for the death. She is probably insane with grief right now and to think someone has the gall to further pull her down is horrible. It just eats at my heart now that I have children when I hear these stories about children dying accidental deaths. Recently we have heard stories of babies being left in scorching cars, being run over in biking accidents, drowning, car accidents... and countless other horrendous deaths. Each time I hear a story, it brings tears to my eyes and my heart goes out to the family involved.

It would be easy to blame the adults involved... but I have to say I can't live in a glass house and cast stones. I know that I have turned my head from Annika in the pool to catch Acadia as she crawls away. I have lost both Ariana and Annika as they have snuck out the front of our house (near a busy road). There have been many opportunities that our family has averted disaster- and I am so very thankful for that.

Seriously, laying blame on an already suffering family... you are just opening your door for Karma to come in and bite you in the ass. Be careful of those glass houses.

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