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Tuesday, May 07, 2013



Whitney’s mother asked through a veil of tears, “Why?  I know there was a reason, but what could it be?”

My first recollection of Whitney is going back to shortly after The Nancy moved to Charles Town, West Virginia in 2000.  I happened to look out the front door of The Nancy’s house one sunny afternoon and noticed a young lady gracefully roller blading down the street, her blond ponytail swinging from side-to-side as she seemed to hover just above the pavement.  Her sister lived next door to The Nancy’s house.  As we got to know Whitney we recognized she was a sweet, gentle soul who adored life and loved living it.  Whitney was about nineteen then.  A few years later we learned Whitney had suffered from an infection of some type around her heart and nearly died as a result of it.  Fortunately she recovered, but her heart suffered irreparable damage.  Last week at the tender age of 31, Whitney’s heart gave out. 

Her mother’s question of “Why?” haunted me as we left the funeral home this past Monday.  I didn’t really know Whitney all that well and had not seen her in about ten years, but, still, I had to choke back the tears as I hugged and held on to her very distraught mother.

I have mentioned this book many times on this blog.  In “Conversations with God,” Neal Donald Walsch gave me the best explanation as to the “why.”  He wrote, prior to birth our spirits and God decide on a purpose, a reason, for our being here.  Walsch explained each of us is an individuation of the one soul of the universe, the Soul of God, and when the purpose for our being here is complete we die and our spirit is reunited with the Soul of God.  This explanation has made it so much easier for me to deal with untimely death, tragic death. 
Whitney was a beautiful girl.  I wish I could share what I have just written with all of her friends and family.  It might just offer a little comfort.  I know it always does for me.

And that is all I have to say about that…

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