On my way to work the other day, I noticed a woman with her child in a wheelchair as they entered a buidling. At that moment, I couldn’t help but wonder why. It is what some may call a bad habit of mine. But I can’t help it.
During my life, there have been many times in which this question has plagued me. Normally when I pose this aloud, I am reminded that we will never know the answers to the mysteries of the life. One day though, I received an answer from where I least expected it…my husband.
I remember that day like it was yesterday. We were on the phone discussing the struggles we faced with our daughter’s sensory processing disorder. In the middle of the conversation I posed that question. Why? Instead of getting an I don’t know, my husband said, “Because he knew you would fight for her.” Wait…what? He continued to explain that if she had anyone else as a mother, she would not have received the early intervention she needed. “He knew that you would continue to ask why and fight for that answer. He picked you for her and her for you.” He was right, even though it pains me to say that.
What does this have to do with eating artificially free food? Eating healthy, whole foods gets challenging for each and everyone of us. This doesn’t even take into account the challenges life throws our way. And sometimes, we can’t help but ask that looming question. Why? Why is this happening to me? Why am I doing this? Or maybe why should I continue to do this?
I have always believed (and still do) everything happens for a reason. So when the wonderment of why surrounds us remember that there is a reason for this moment, for this journey just like the mother with her child. We may not always see it or understand it, but the answer begins with us. We, my friends, are the reason why.