31 Days Of Blogging Honesty: Day 07

The worst thing that could happen to me is…

I imagine sometimes when my wife and I have little Bakers running around the house. I think about being a father all the time and how wonderful I think she would be as a mom. I think the worst thing that could happen to a parent is to have to bury a child. Parents are not meant to survive their kids. Children are meant to bury their parents.

I see on the news or have read about, have seen on countless television shows or movies when parents lose a child to gun violence, suicide, or medical conditions. It tears my heart to hear it so I think the worst thing that could happen is to me (even though I am not yet a father) is to have a child die.

Originally my answer was different and I suppose I could give two answers to this question. I’ve noticed that as the days go by others taking part in Blogging Honesty are taking liberties, so…

In retrospect, I think this might be the absolute worst thing that could happen to me… What if I lived my life the way I wanted to and have been doing and then died and found out that what Jesus and the Bible said was true.  Having to spend all eternity in Hell is definitely the WORST thing that could happen to me. Somehow I don’t think waiting until death is the right time to find out.


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  1. #1 by southwindtrails on May 29, 2011 - 7:29 PM

    It always makes me so sad to hear about somthing like that happening to a child. I completely understand where you are coming from.

    As for your second answer, it’s a little bit ominous but I think you have to look at the bright side – at least your feet would never get cold… unless that was your hell a world without socks or slippers. I don’t think I ended up where I had planned when I started that sentance.

    • #2 by Tom Baker on May 29, 2011 - 7:51 PM

      I love kids so much. I am a firm believer in it taking a village to raise a child. I just couldn’t imagine something happening to one of my own.

  2. #3 by Nathan Pralle on May 19, 2011 - 12:15 PM

    Agreed with your first answer. Ever since my child was conceived, that has been my #1 horror. Now that he’s 3 and so embedded in my life, it’s darned near unthinkable, yet I consider it all the time. Keeps me on my toes, really. Makes me appreciate him even when he’s being difficult, because I never want to think that I didn’t love him 100% of the time if he were gone.

    • #4 by Tom Baker on May 20, 2011 - 8:26 AM

      Children are a gift and we need to treat them like they are. They are the real family jewels and need to be guarded as so!

  3. #5 by savesprinkles1234 on May 11, 2011 - 9:49 PM

    Your first answer is pretty much what I would consider the worst. Your second..hmmmm…not so sure about the whole hell thing, but ya just never know! :)

    • #6 by Tom Baker on May 20, 2011 - 9:44 AM

      What I do know is May 21st is not the end of the world.

  4. #7 by Cherlyn on May 11, 2011 - 3:44 PM

    It breaks my heart to hear of young death – you’re right, it’s not fair for a family to bury their child.

    Your second answer is an interesting one. I’ve had thoughts about that before – not just about Christianity, but all religions. “What if so-and-so was right” and “what if I’m living the wrong way” come across my mind on occasion. i find I think about it less though, maybe because I’m becoming less and less religious and spiritual. It’s definitely one of those “keep you up in the night” type of questions.

    • #8 by Tom Baker on May 20, 2011 - 9:47 AM

      It’s one of those philosophical questions that can cause sleeplessness for many.

  5. #9 by Broken Sparkles on May 11, 2011 - 4:39 AM

    Let’s hope nothing like this would happen …

    • #10 by Tom Baker on May 20, 2011 - 9:46 AM

      Blaga, I’m hoping this doesn’t have to happen to anyone.

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