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.
4 years ago