Why was everyone so interested in her now? When it was too late to change anything? What was the point?
She should have died on that day. Perhaps, in a way, she had.
The truth is, no matter how trying they become, babies two and under don't have the ability to make moral choices, so they can't be bad. That category only exists in the adult mind.
Seeing to it that a youngster grows up believing not just in the here and now but also in the grand maybes of life guarantees that some small yet crucial part of him remains forever a child.