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?