Would You Want to Know Your Future?

They say hindsight is 20/20, and I agree.

I often wonder if knowing my future would help me in life’s difficult situations.

Last week, I sat on an ultrasound table. (No I’m not pregnant, just needed some things check out.)

As we reviewed my history, 4 pregnancies, 2 children, it occurred to me that six years ago (almost to the day) I experienced one of the worst and saddest days of my life.

It was the day I found out I had a blighted ovum and would miscarry in a matter of days.

The happiness I had felt from the moment my pregnancy test returned positive vanished. Tears replaced dreams.

I remember feeling helpless and useless.

And while I now sat on the table, six years after that day,  I wondered how much better I would’ve taken everything if I knew my future. Knew that I would have the children I dreamed of.

But then I wondered, would I have done things differently? Do difficult situations really shape us? Are they part of our make-up?

And so I ask you,

What do you think? Would you want to know your future? Or would knowing your future change how you act, react, live life? 

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    Sarah @sundayspill says

    I’ve thought about this too. I wouldn’t want to know everything, but a glimpse sometimes would be enough. What beautiful girls you have standing there. I can only imagine getting a peak at that image ahead of time might have helped the heartache :) If only a bit. Hugs to you :)

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      Carolyn says

      Thanks Sarah. Yes I sometimes want a peek, but I’m scared it will change the way I would act. Like if I knew I was going to win the lottery in a year, would I be careless with money?
      I love the photos of the girls, that day they both chose their own outfits :)

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    Heather says

    I don’t want to know the future – especially no that the specifics. But like the others have said there are certainly circumstances where I would have loved just a little peek just to reassure me that things were going to turn out okay!

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