Winter's momlogic: The death of a little girl I don't even know got me thinking.
While the most "spiritual" of us would like to think that we would trust that "all things work out for a reason," and "it is not permitted for us to know why things happen," I have to admit that I don't think I would respond positively. I would probably be tempted to curse God, or at least ask "why?" Maybe Steven is being hit with those thoughts right now.
I read my Bible daily, pray for the needy and try to do the right thing. However, I don't think anything could prepare me for the tragic death of my child. When something like that happens, whether Buddhist, Muslim, Christian or atheist, we all become the same. We would all have those silent questions that never get answered, wishes to turn back time (if I would have just looked a half a second earlier, if I wouldn't have given my son the keys, what if I would've kept my kid in the house?), and realizations that no matter our regrets, our child is gone.
And in those times, tears just aren't enough.