Thursday, March 15, 2018


I saw this on Pinterest.

My jaw literally dropped. 

I have spent the past 20 years trying to rebuild my shattered life, after it became clear the life dh & I had originally planned was simply not going to happen. 

And yes, it's a pretty good life, when all is said and done. I wouldn't say it's better (or worse). Just different.

But you cannot -- CANNOT!! -- tell me that God "took my daughter away from me" -- first, because I don't believe God (at least, the God I believe in) would ever be so incredibly cruel as to deliberately "take away" my daughter from me -- and second because I could never, ever believe God had "something much better" in mind for me than to let me be a parent to my daughter and watch her grow up.

I mean, seriously??!!  SERIOUSLY??!!

Stuff like this crap is what gives religion a bad name... :p 


  1. I agree!

    And I have a book recommendation for you based on this post:

  2. Good grief. I do hate these very "twee" quotes that end up hurting as many people as they supposedly help. If anyone said that to me, I'd give them a piece of my mind! Or at least (and more likely), a jolly good roll of my eyes.

    Sending hugs.

  3. This was a comment left on my Facebook post about going down a different path, one that doesn't have children....

    This life is a 2-3 hour testing period until we return and get our test results. Sounds like you are passing your test successfully and in the best way you know how. No blessings withheld from us now will be denied us in the eternities!

    Comments like these aren't helpful. I just rolled my eyes and though about posting something snarky but in the end decided to not use my energy on that. The person who posted it was some one who I unfollowed, but still friends. I got tired of seeing her negativity.

  4. UGGGGGGHHHHHHH. Gross quote. This is definitely the kind of thing that gives religion a bad name. It reminds me of what my grandma said to me... "If God wants you to have a baby, he'll throw one at you." UM, no? People who beat or neglect their kids were favored by God, but I wasn't? I understand your rage at this quote from Pinterest. I'm sorry you saw it and it caught you in just the right tender parts. I have no polite words for whoever dreamed that one up. NONE. :(

  5. I feel like little sayings like this are thought up by people who have yet to lose someone they love. They are very shallow, trite, and irrelevant.