I wrote this article after this event took place, The outcome was devestating for more than the ammediate community, it affected people from all walks of life, everywhere it was broadcasted.
An angel in our midstÖ
We make decisions everyday, we hope that they are all right, but sometimes they turn out to be wrong, even disastrous, even as infants, we make the decision to cry when were hungry, or we have a wet or dirty diaper, that would be the right decision, the wrong decision would be for the baby not to alert his parents when these actions take place, and when that happens, well we get diaper rash, and if goes untreated, it can turn into a mess for all parents, such as, neglect, itís like dominoes stack in line on their ends, if one falls, they all fall in line.
Then as we grow into children, we make decisions, our friends, we hope to pick someone who will compliment our personalities, but we donít always do that, meaning, a friend may talk you into doing something that would get you into trouble, so therefore, weíve made the wrong decision.
With the teenager years, we make more decisions, and more often than not, they seem to get us in more trouble than they are worth, very few teenagers make the right decisions, every time, the teenage years would be the most difficult to decipher which decision would be ďthe right decision.Ē
All through adulthood, decisions are tossed our way every day, in every direction, some easy, some hard, and at times we must make decisions on what is right for other people also, such as our children, even though they must learn own their own how to make right decisions, or good decisions, itís always a blessing when someone makes a wrong decision, to mend it by learning from it, and then hopefully the next time, ďthe right decisionĒ would be easier to come by.
This past week, in a small town, someone called the police because a snake was caught in a birdhouse, they thought it may have been a rattlesnake, it was curled up in the birdhouse with the head hanging out, so the police did come to investigate, meanwhile, down the hill from that resident, there was a grandpa taking his two small grandsonís fishing, one age five, the other age two, they had just arrived on the fishing dock of their private pond, when they heard gunfire and the bullet hit the water in front of them, the grandfather took a hold of his grandsonís and yelled out that there are people outside, and then another bullet came, hitting the five year old in the head, they had no idea that the police was up the hill, shooting at a snake, stuck in a birdhouse. The five year old died and they laid him to rest a few days later, the parents were devoted Christians, but none the less devastated by somebodyís wrong decision, the police could have trapped the snake in a bag or bucket, yet, one of the police decided to use his weapon, a terrible decision that cost a lot of grief throughout the small town community, all because of one wrong decision.
No matter what occupation your in, decisions are to be made, everyday of your life, why that police person did what he did, by shooting a snake, only he/she can explain. Calculations should be considered when making decisions, donít be impatient with yourself or anyone or anything else, wrong decisions come when we become impatient, calculate the possible out come of each decision you make, will it or could it affect other people? Would anyone or anything benefit from this decision? How would everyone benefit? Calculate the loss, and the gains, donít second guess your ability to make the right decision. Right now, we all think that we would have made the right decision by not shooting that snake, but we donít know that, we may have fled the scene, and then what, someone would have been unaware of the snake, and possibly went to feed the bird, and gotten bit, and possibly died, or the snake could have gotten out and slithered down the hill to the pond, and waited for a victim and used his venom to destroy a life, I sat I would have just fled the scene, and by doing that, I would have been putting someoneís life in jeopardy, not planning anything to go wrong, but sometimes it does. The snake was found to be a black rat snake, which is not poisonous I believe, but I donít particularly enjoy snakes.
It all goes back to our decision making, and how we calculate the risk of the decisions we make, hurting someone, or ourselves, or benefiting those around us. Will it affect me and my well being, or will it effect a life, a family, a community, forever.
Tribute To Little Austin
No one knew when you were born
That you would only be here for a little while,
Quickly they knew that they would always
Love your beautiful smile.
Five years is never long enough
To love someone dear,
The times we will forever
Cherish when you were near.
You were an angel in our midst
And we never knew,
That God had picked you from
A very few.
Your life was short but your knowledge
And in your heart was a very
You were an angel in our midst
And we never knew,
That so soon you would soar with
Other angels in the sky so blue.
Now heaven has gathered yet
Another of itís own,
To rest in your heavenly