The Connections and the Miracle of “Being”….
I can remember back to that night that, for whatever the reason, I decided to go to my high school’s basketball game. I saw a friend who was with his girlfriend and her sisters. He and I struck up a conversation and before you knew it, we were all talking. A visit to a park after the game and…well, the rest is history.
As it turns out, I eventually started dating one of those sisters, eventually married her, and now have two adult children and three grandchildren. From time to time I wonder, “What would have happened,,,or not happened, if I hadn’t decided to go to that basketball game that night?” Chances are my wife-to-be and I would have never met and certainly wouldn’t have had the years we had together.
If we all think back to that time we met that someone special or anyone else for that matter, we can see how one seemingly small event in our lives caused the rest of our lives to be changed forever.
I also consider the lives of our parents, grandparents, and all our other ancestors for that matter. What if one single event had been different in the lives of our parents and they hadn’t met? Then, of course, we wouldn’t be here. You can even turn the clock back a bit further and think about both maternal and paternal grandparents. Where and how did they meet? Did they make a decision on a particular day that resulted in them meeting one another? And what about once they decided to spend their lives together? What if things on a particular day had turned out any differently than it did?
It’s based on these thoughts that I realize it’s a statistical improbability that any of us are even here….and I guess you could, in a manner of speaking, call it a miracle. All the many things that had to happen just as they did to end up with the outcomes as they were.
And yes, if I hadn’t met that one person, who knows where I might have ended up…but I can’t think of a world without my children and grandchildren, so I’m very thankful it worked out the way it did.
And those are my thoughts on that matter.