Monday, August 25, 2008


Today my heart is heavy. Mark and I received news that there has been a tragic death in the family, one that had no warning and happened in a way that feels so unnatural and leaves us all wondering why.

I was not very close to this person, but I had the oppertunity to spend a small amount of time with her and was able to witness why her survivors are so grieved. She had a free spirit and a lovely laugh. She was a mother and a wife. She is missed terribly.

Sometimes life just hits you so quick and hard. It's hard to remember to savor what you have. It's so easy to feel that your joys are lackluster. Why does it so often take losing them to recognize their sparkle?

I just got a text from a friend informing me that she's having a baby boy.

Life. It's really something, isn't it? It'll give you whiplash if you're not careful. And sometimes even if you are careful.


Erica said...

isn't that the truth. lately i've been more and more reflective and introspective of what i've been blessed with. i'm sure that heavenly father knows what each of us needs and when. thanks for the reminder beautiful girl.