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Speaker, Jill Briscoe tells this story:

Not too long ago I was babysitting one of our three, 3-year-old grandchildren. In our family, we had twins and a single birth all within 24 hours. We call them Search, Destroy, and Demolition. I was to baby-sit Demolition. As I waved good bye to his parents, he looked perfectly all right. We had a little story out of his favorite book Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. I put him to bed and went to sleep.

In the middle of the night, I felt a little hand, and I turned on the light. I looked at Drew: chicken pox from the top of his head to the soles of his feet. "Nana," he said, "Me’s having a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. Why should some things like this happen to I?"

I thought how like Drew we all are. Why should something like this happen to me? We cannot believe it. As Miss Piggy says "Moi? Not moi." We cannot believe that God would allow something to happen to such nice people like us.

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