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Talking it over: Never a good time

It would be so nice if we could plan everything in our life. If we could decide when and if things would happen and how it would affect us. I know it doesn’t make much sense because everyone would naturally plan out a perfect life but sometimes the challenges sent our way are unbearable and come at the most in-opportune times.

We have probably all experienced or heard of it. Deaths that happen just before or during holidays. Accidents that take place right before a vacation or important event. Illnesses that arrive during the busiest time of year. The loss of a job right after a major purchase or just when you think things are on the right track. There are many things that often tend to go wrong just when everything else is going right.

At times like these we ask “why me, why now and why this?” There are no easy answers to these questions. Sometimes we are told that it all happens for a reason and the answers may be years away. Other times, there is no answer, it is just life and we have to take the good with the bad.

During the last few weeks, my husband and I have been trying to find answers to some tough questions. He is facing some devastating health concerns and the timing could not be worse. It is a time when he could be working during the harvest season, getting our home and yard ready for winter and it is his favorite season - hunting season.

We have received a lot of help from family and friends and know that there will be an end or an acceptance of this challenge. Dealing with it in the present is a different story. Things that are life-changing are hard to accept and very difficult to deal with.

Those ‘why’ questions keep coming back to us without any answers. There may be a time in our life when we will be able to see this situation with more clarity and understanding but for now we are just taking one day at a time and hoping that the future holds more positive results.