My husband told me about an event that occurred today. I can’t stand when he talks to me about stuff like this. Much like the day he took me to see the movie Taken not long after we had our first little girl! Shaking me to my core as he told me about a seven year old little girl being the sole survivor of a plane crash that killed the rest of her family.
Amazingly enough this little girl who just so happens to be the same age as my oldest made her way too help with only a few cuts and bruises. She told the people whose house that she stumbled upon that she thought her family was dead, but was really hoping they were just sleeping!
I can’t tell you the tears that came to my eyes at the thought of this sweet little innocent made her way to safety. The survival skills that at the age of seven she would have to make the choice to leave her mother and father and seek help for herself! I don’t know if it were me if I wouldn’t have sat there and just cried.
Naturally after hearing this story, I had to go read for myself! I am not the kind of person who likes to hear or read about anything that has to do with children in a sad way. I am embarrassed to admit that I skim over the pictures of kids with cancer and do not watch the news because the bad stuff in the world just makes me want to sit under my own naïve rock and never know the truth! Ignorance is bliss right?
Something about this courageous young girl made me want to read it, and so I did. She sounds amazing and courageus and unable to help myself I googled the plane crash. If you are wondering where I am heading with this we are almost there.
As you know there are always comments under news articles that are posted online and one very odd comment has stuck with me in a way that wants to say what the Feck!
A gentleman who obviously is not a parent posed one very odd question! Why did the angels take that poor girls parents and not her? Why did they make her an orphan? Again I have to go what the Feck!
I would lay down my life for my kids and believe me if there were ever a choice it would be to save my babies! I am willing to bet that the parents of that little girl would feel the same!
Even more so, it is not up to us to question the will of god, mother nature, or whatever higher being that you believe in. For me it is God and if god let that girl survive then he has great plans for her! I believe that we are all here with a purpose and that little girl has one.
I am not disregarding nor am I being insensitive to the fact that she has lost her parents because I can’t even begin to imagine what that must be like. She will have challenges along her way, but she is a survivor! It has already been proven.
To the man who thinks it would be better to have lost the child: Until you have experienced the love for a child, you cannot understand the depths of the earth us parents would go through to keep them safe and away from harm. Learn what it means to love someone with such intensity that you feel actual pain and then come back and tell me if you would make the same comment. I have a feeling your opinion would change!
What are your thoughts on this story?
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