Great post Erin! Gave me lots of peace of mind and it was a very clear explanation of the old saying 'all bad things happen for a reason'.
I have a question though...what about people who are born into nice families, with no financial problems, seem to get through life without much problems, get married, have kids, have happy families, make money...and then die. Is is possible that some spirit was finished with the learning and decided to take another ride just for the heck of it?? Or is it possible that some sould decides to incarnate, but chooses a "perfect" situation and the goal is to help other or something like that?