Oftentimes things happen to us and we don’t understand why it had to happen. Why me? Why did this have to happen? What did I do to deserve this? Life can really hurt sometimes and even become crippling. Many believe that everything in life happens for a reason. This is true in the sense that we live in a world of cause and effect, but for most, this offers little conciliation for one’s pain. On this page, I will be sharing some intimate stories that caused me to ponder these same questions. My hope is to connect with others to let them know that they are not alone and offer the lessons that I learned from each of my hardships, and from some of my greatest joys.

~Kathleen Marie

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