I am a firm believer that all things happen for a reason. I also believe that in the moment it is not always necessary or meant to be that we discover the reason.
For me, I believe that my husband and I were blessed with twins to help ease the pain of discovering we could never have another biological child due to my heart condition. I believe the struggles we have encountered as a couple have made us stronger. We have faith in our love for each other, but also realise from experience that a good marriage takes work. Our struggles, particularly through my initial diagnosis with Heart failure, has shown us that we can overcome even the scariest and life altering things life has to throw at us.
There are many other things I am yet to discover. The good and the bad that has happened which is all part of a bigger plan. That isn't to say that I think I have no control over my life. I feel I need to take responsibility for my actions and do all that I can to lead a life I can be proud of. My belief in something bigger than myself though does get me through some of the harder times in my life.
Here I think one of my favourite quotes from a classic movie (Kung Fu Panda LOL) fits in nicely:
"One often meets his destiny on the road he takes to avoid it"