This I Believe

angelina - louisville, Kentucky
Entered on December 19, 2007
Age Group: Under 18
Themes: death, purpose

By Angelina Harlow

We All Have a Purpose

There are so many things in life that we can not explain in words. Death is never easy even for all of us to deal with. I mean I have been fighting with god all the time on why he does the things he has done. I don’t understand why or if he has a real plan to save us all or why we die but I do believe that we all are put on this earth for a purpose.

So this I believe that we were put on this planet for a purpose that sometimes we serve faster than others. I know that death isn’t easy but it is very hard. And I know it always seems we are in a battle with god because he took someone from us. But I have learned we can’t blame are selves for what they did or didn’t do. They had a purpose that they served already.

I have lost many loved ones in my day which isn’t along time since I am only a teenager. But their have been so many passing’s that I have become accustom to the morning and how afraid we all are because I know how hard it is to loose someone.

When they die from reasons that we don’t understand like suicide we never understand why they did this or what was so bad in their life that they would do this. I have learned from the grieving of my teacher that things can never truly be explained but you have to understand that god made this world and he had plans for every single one of us and once you learn that you couldn’t have prevented it and start to understand that it is his big plan that defines us all as individuals.

Also I had a little cousin that died and she was only five months old I didn’t understand what her purpose was since she was so tiny and pure. Then when I saw all are family together for the first time I understood it was her job to bring all of us back together. I mean I saw people that we hadn’t talked to in years because of things they have done. I use to battle with god over this and I didn’t ever understand until after her death that Grace brought us back together and are relationships with family members where no longer strained thanks to grace.

Therefore in the time of grief we have to remember that yesterday they were apart of us and will always be their no matter what. It could be in a simple tee shirt they once wore but they will never leave are lives. The things we felt when they died will always be their no matter how hard we try to get over it we won’t. Death is hard on everybody including me because I hurt the most when I see people I love blame themselves for something they can’t change. I will be forever grateful that I got to experience their laughter and their love while they were here on earth. Even though my teacher’s son I never meet I feel like I knew him because of her. I believe that god put us on the planet for a purpose. Even if we don’t know what their purpose of dying served yet we soon will. And the minute you stop blaming your self is the moment in time when you realize why they died and even more importantly why they killed there selves. Death has a purpose and they just served theirs.