Wednesday, June 22, 2016
I had thoughts of what I would write tonight. A few different pretty good ideas actually. Then I read an update.
A woman the next town over, whom I've never met (but that really doesn't matter), a mother, a wife, a daughter, a sister, a friend, is losing her battle with cancer.
I can't imagine having to ever say goodbye to my babies. The thought brings tears to my eyes. And reading that this woman was told that she has a week left to live, with the pictures of her babies right there on the screen, my tears flowed freely.
I hugged my own babies a little longer tonight before bed. I'll probably go upstairs in the night and watch them sleep. I am thankful, so very thankful to get to be their mother. I pray for this woman. I think saying goodbye to your babies would be worse than death itself. There is nothing to prepare a mother or a child for that. I pray for her husband and her children who will have to go on without her. No amount of time or preparation could really have them ready for that.
Tonight I am thankful for getting to spend my days with my family. All the other stuff is really irrelevant. The house is nice. Having a job is good. The animals are fun. But at the end of the day, my family is what matters most. I thank God for them. And I pray that I never lose sight of what a blessing and a privilage it is to be able to live this life every day.
I found this online, so I thought I would pass it along: