Yesterday when I did my "Why is it?" post, I forgot to add the biggest one that I have been thinking about this summer. So, I'm back to ask, "Why?" But, before I ask about the one that I forgot, I have another one that was brought to my attention just today.
Why is it that Gavin has Down syndrome and heart defects?.....
This question to me caught me off guard. I was asked if it was something that I did or ate. I thought it was a crazy question at the time, because of course it had nothing to do with me! The more that I thought about it, I realized that people really are uneducated about those with Down syndrome, and I suppose that it's nobody's fault for not knowing why this happens.
The sad thing is, I've read that 90% of babies that are determined to POSSIBLY have Down syndrome are terminated by abortion! This figure BLOWS MY MIND! 90%!!! So, it's no wonder people aren't educated about these precious children! So many people don't care about them or even want them to begin with! This really breaks my heart!
The answer to why babies are born with Down syndrome is a question that I actually already know the answer to. It's the same reason that people get cancer, break their legs, hurt themselves, and have pain. All of this occurs because there is sin in this world!
God created this world to be perfect, but then Adam and Eve disobeyed God and ate of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Ever since that day, sin entered the world and so did suffering. This is why bad things happen! This is why Gavin was born with Down syndrome and heart defects. And, this is why we get sick and why this world is not perfect. There would be no knowledge of evil, if there were no sin in the first place! God made this clear and just like our children disobey us, Adam and Eve disobeyed God. They had no reason to eat from this tree. They were given more than enough food, but they still did it. And, now this world is imperfect and so are we.
I've been thinking about this topic a lot lately. I had planned on blogging about it, but it's such a deep discussion and almost too complex for me to totally grasp. But, after being asked today's question, I think that it probably should be discussed. But, I'll leave that for another day!
I suppose my questions of "why?" can all be answered the same way. Because this world is imperfect. It's really quite simple, but yet so complex! AHHH! I'm getting a headache just thinking about all of this! So, on to lighter subjects for now, my other question of "Why is it?"
Why is it that during the school year I would, half the time, have to wake Gavin up to take the boys to school, but now that it is summer vacation and he can sleep in, HE WON'T! The little stinker is waking up early every morning! Today it was six o'clock, but other times this week it was 4 o'clock and 5 o'clock! He isn't crying or sad, he's just happy, loud and wants to play!
"What?! Did I wake you up? I thought it was morning."
"Well, since I have you up.....Let's Play!"
"And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, "Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat; but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die." Genesis 2:16-17
"I will greatly multiply your sorrow and your conception." Genesis 3:16
"Cursed is the ground for your sake; in toil you shall eat of it all the days of your life." Genesis 3:17b