Saturday, May 21, 2011

GO, FIGHT WIN: Birds sing after a storm

At age ninety-three, Rose Kennedy was being interviewed by a magazine reporter. By this time, four of her nine children had died violently. Another daughter, Rosemary, severely retarded all her life, would soon be gone. Mrs. Kennedy had outlived her husband long enough to have seen his rather profligate and unscrupulous life told and retold in the press. She was an old lady, hit by tragedies again and again. The reporter asked about all this and Rose Kennedy answered, slowly: "I have always believed that God never gives a cross to bear larger than we can carry. And I have always believed that, no matter what, God wants us to be happy. He doesn’t want us to be sad. Birds sing after a storm," she said, "Why shouldn’t we?" *


Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. - pilot killed in war

John F. Kennedy - became president, assassinated

Rosemary Kennedy - not born mentally challenged but a brain operation she was left mentally incapacitated because doctors used it to try and control her mood swings. They destroyed her mind.

Kathleen Cavendish, Marchioness of Hartington

Eunice Kennedy Shriver - husband Ambassador to France, mother to First Lady of California Maria Shriver

Patricia Kennedy Lawford - married actor Peter Lawford

Robert F. Kennedy - Attorney General, assassinated

Jean Kennedy Smith - American diplomat, former United States Ambassador to Ireland, founder of Very Special Arts - the international organization on art and disabilities

Edward M. Kennedy - Senator of Massachusetts who spent career fighting for economically disadvantaged, civil rights and the promotion of the middle class

No comments:

Post a Comment