I have always gone with the belief that things happen for a reason, but I also believe though that things don’t sometimes happen because of a reasoning not always known to us at the time, but that we may learn later why.
That happened to me fairly recently, but on Friday I find out why. A couple of weeks ago I had an appointment at my doctor’s surgery for a fasting blood test and whilst I was waiting in the waiting room, a couple that we have seen socially once or twice, walked past the surgery window. At that point I had already gone in for my blood test so didn’t see either of them come into the surgery.
I hadn’t gone to the surgery alone. They walked in and headed straight to the reception desk without turning around, then headed to the doctor’s room as they had been called. Our paths didn’t cross that day. Yesterday with my daughter’s success to her exams being highlighted in our local newspaper; I bought the newspaper and that’s when I saw my friend’s passing.
I believe we were all supposed to be there that day, but that our paths were never supposed to cross because my friend who must have been ill at the time had weeks to live. For our paths to cross would have put her in a difficult and awkward situation. I do believe that spirit protect us where they feel it’s necessary and therefore our paths won’t always cross.
In a way, I’m glad we didn’t catch up. It would have been difficult for both of us, but I can’t help but think how much better I would have felt if only our paths would have crossed… even for a split second.