However, it is times like this, when I am the most thankful for my faith. I know this life is not all there is. 1 Corinthians 13:12 has always comforted me, "For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now we know in part; then we shall know fully, even as we have been fully known." I cannot answer why God allowed this to happen. I only know that God is in control of EVERYTHING and I will choose to trust in Him.
There is no question that this has caused me to cherish my children and this life all the more. Every day, every moment is a gift. I decided to give my kids donuts for breakfast this morning...because I can.