I imagine how it went:
God: Are you sure about this, Karen?
Me: I am.
God: You will experience heartache and despair and disappointment. But you will also experience great joy. You’ll experience marriage….and divorce. A couple times. You’ll have children and learn the ever bumpy road of parenthood. Not an easy task by itself. But that’s not all. You’ll have physical pain too, a few surgeries. Then there’s addictions, you and your loved ones will battle. And such lean times you’ll find yourself utilizing the local pawn shop. Are you absolutely sure you’re ready for this?
Me: I am. Trust me. I can handle it.
And here I am…….