Forgive my ramblings......
Amanda Knox - an innocent girl (in my opinion) found guilty of murder and imprisoned in Italy.
Kate McRae - 6 years old and fighting a malignant brain tumor.
Two young people, their lives ahead of them. Facing almost insurmountable odds.
The questions start -
Do I believe in God? Do I believe that God will save them?
How is this OK? How is this OK with God?
Is this caused by humans? Human error? Yes, in the case with Amanda. With Kate, we don't know what causes cancer, so we don't know.
Both of my parents died of cancer. My mother at a young age (56). Was their cancer caused by something they did wrong? My mother used spray deodorant. Did that cause her breast cancer? My father drank and my step-mother smoked like a chimney - did that contribute to his lung cancer? My answer is yes. So it was avoidable. Was it?
But with Kate, a young innocent child wrapped in the arms of her loving family? Did they live near high wires? Did she stand too close to the microwave? Maybe facetious questions, but they reverberate in my mind, nonetheless.
If Amanda hadn't been living a bit of the high life, having adult experiences, maybe she would still be safe in her family's arms? Did she make some poor choices? Maybe, but she didn't murder her roommate, her friend. Of that, I am convinced. Although a jury was convinced otherwise.
The pain that both of these families live with - so very troubling. Haunting.
My heart breaks for these 2 families. For the agony they must endure. For the battles they face.
So, for them, I will pray.