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You Didn't Deserve To Die August 31, 2017 by: Holly Riordan for ThoughtCatalog
Most of the time, I can deal with your death. I can hold back the tears and accept that you're gone.
I force myself to believe the cliche words that get thrown around, about how only the good die young and how God takes His favorites first. About how it was your time and how everything happens for a reason.
But, sometimes that silver linings attitude fades away and all I can feel is anger. Hurt. Betrayal. 
I'm sorry that I can't be strong all the time. That there are days when I question my faith. Days when I hate the world and every person inside of it. Days when I'm bitter about the way life turned out. 
I'm sorry that I can't walk around with unflinching hope when I know how shitty this world is. I'm sorry I'm not perfect. I'm sorry I carry so much anger inside.
I'm pissed, because you left your family behind. You left people who still needed your love, your voice, your hugs, y…

Happy 15th and 2nd Heaven Birthday - Silver Lining

Last week I went to a lecture on finding the silver lining in things. It wasn't about the saying "it happened for the best" or "everything happens for a reason". It was about finding the good in things, regardless of how horrible the situation is, there is a good in it. It's about finding it and what you do with that good. It may take years for you to realize what the silver lining is for the particular situation. One quote the speaker said was, "Too many people miss the silver lining because they are expecting gold." Not everything is going to be peaches and cream, but you can find the joy in things.
As I sit here, on April 21st at 11:50am, I think back to approximately 15 years ago as I welcomed my jewels into this world...April 22nd at 12:29pm and 12:30pm, Becca Jordan and Ian Alexander made me a mom. What was in store for us none of us knew. But there was and is a silver lining in our journey, actually I would have to say there are many, prob…