An Open Letter

Dear Lord,

We love you, but I’m pissed as hell at you right now.

I don’t understand why you’re doing this, I don’t see what good can come of it, I don’t see what I’m supposed to learn from this, and I’m mad at you for putting all of us through this. I’m angry. Things were just fine the way they were, but now you gotta come along and take Kim, and it doesn’t seem fair.

I understand that the deepest lessons are the most painful and take the longest to understand, but you gotta understand that we’re all confused, hurt, and angry right now, and we’ll probably be sore at you for this for quite a while.

Yes, I’m feebly waving my fist at you. Don’t pretend you don’t see me down here.

Now, that said, you know we love you even if we’re mad.

If you can, please give Kim a little help. She’s a big girl with a big heart and even bigger courage, but this is an awfully big step for anyone to take alone. Give her a hand, please. If you have some time left over, it’d be nice if you could help Kim’s family thought this. They’re strong, but they could use a little help, you know.

Christopher L. Radloff

P.S. – I’m still mad at you.

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15 thoughts on “An Open Letter

  1. SkylersDad

    I feel your pain Chris. I was a believer in my youth, but too many unnecessary deaths, too many questions about why, and finally the birth of my son finally made me lose my faith.

    I wish you some peace.


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