Saturday, July 2, 2011


I have been greatly blessed or very lucky, depending on how you look at it.  There has no great tragedy in my life. Those I love, for the most part, are healthy and well.

I am so thankful.

Yesterday there was a terrible accident and a woman I know lost a beloved child, her granddaughter. In the blink of an eye that will haunt her family, she was gone. My heart aches for her and hers. I stopped by to drop off food because that is what one does. I have never seen such pain first hand. Their hearts are broken. I can't imagine.

Today I find myself touching my little ones every chance that I get. Because I can't fathom losing one of them like that. In a moment. Last night my prayers were filled with grateful admisssion of my luck and pleas to keep my babies safe.

And to soothe those broken hearts. I am so, so very sorry for their heartache and devastation. And reminded of how very delicate my joy is.


Carrie said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your friend. It always makes me appreciate my blessings more when I'm reminded how quickly it may change.

Linn said...

I'm so sorry about your friend. Beautiful post, sweet friend. Thanks for the reminder.

Amber said...

Horrified for their loss, extra hugs and kisses to all children.