Some thoughts.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Day 6: A favorite photo of you. (I skipped yesterday. It happens.)

This really isn't a favorite photo of myself. I normally don't like pictures of myself, anyway. But, today I'm not blogging about a picture of myself.

I've had a lot on my mind today. All day, I've been reading about a family who lost their little 3-year-old gorgeously-redheaded boy last week in a tragic accident. He went to retrieve a frisbee that landed in the street, and was hit by a car. It hit me so hard when I heard because I thought, "This could have happened to me." This could happen to anybody. All day, I've been hugging my kids a little more. S and I cuddled on the  couch and ate cheese and crackers while watching Little Bear. Naptime was delayed, but I knew that didn't matter.

I am grateful for the knowledge that families will one day be reunited again. That death is not the end. How comforting it is to know that someday, I will be together with those I love again.

This is a very important truth to me. But. I don't know if it's because I'm a parent, or if it's because I have a child similar in age to the boy that died, but I could not stop feeling sad all day for this little boy and his family. And then I came to the conclusion that it's okay to be absolutely devastated. It's okay to feel like your world is falling apart when you lose someone you love. It's okay to mourn and mourn and mourn till you feel like you have nothing else in you.

Today, my heart mourns for that family.

You can visit their blog here.

1 comment:

  1. I have felt the same way all day, I can't shake it. It truly breaks my heart, I'm keeping him and his sweet family in my thoughts and prayers.

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