Wednesday, October 28, 2009

A Gentle Reminder

A tragic accident occurred a few weeks ago.

It involved a four wheeler.

And a 17 year old.

He was a friend of Chase.

His mom, a dear friend of mine.

Somehow blogging just hasn't felt right.

There wasn't much to write about.

Nothing seemed funny.

Or witty.

I couldn't type anything that seemed appropriate.

I cried often.

My heart still breaks for his family.

I. can. not. imagine.

I can't even begin to.

I don't know how I could endure the loss of a child.

And yet, I do.

I am most grateful for the faith I have and for the understanding that this family will be reunited again one day.

That knowledge alone brings me great comfort.

I am grateful for the power of prayer.

I am also grateful that I have been given a gentle reminder that each day is precious.

Let us all be reminded of that.

Hug your children a little tighter today.

Tell your family you love them.

Mend fences.

Build bridges.

Make that phone call you have been putting off.

Have a picnic on the living room floor.

Laugh.

Buy ice cream.

Dance.

Live with no regrets.

Be happy.

9 comments:

duchess said...

So sorry to hear about that tragic story. Sending thoughts & prayers to that family & thanks for the reminder that we're not promised a tomorrow.

Kelli @ writing the waves said...

How devastating. My heart just breaks for them. I can't even imagine.

Thank you for the reminder. Each day we have with our families really is a gift.

Krystyn said...

How awful. I can't imagine what they are feeling and going through right now.

I hope Chase is okay, too.

Elaine A. said...

Those are excellent reminders friend.

SO VERY sorry to hear about your friend's loss. That is just heartbreaking, truly...

Chelle said...

What a horrible tragedy. My heart is breaking for his family, yours and everyone who knew him.

Saying an extra prayer tonite and thank you for reminding us of the things that we need to do...

{{{hugs}}}

C + C Howard said...

Thank you for such a beautiful post during a time of such tragedy. We all need to be reminded to let those we love know that we love them. And we love you!

Kristen said...

So sorry. Truly so sorry. It just stinks beyond mention.

Thanks for the extra reasons to hug on my kids tonight.

thinking of you.....

Grammy Staffy said...

Thankyou for this beautiful post. I am so sorry for your friend. Life is fragile. We forget that but then something like this happens and we remember. Thanks for the reminder. You are right. Each day is precious. We need to value each one and those we hold dear.
I am sorry for his family and all of you who are mourning. Thank goodness we know that life is eternal and families are forever. My love and prayers will be with you. Would you like me to put your friend's name on our temple prayer list. Just let me know. Love, Lura

just jamie said...

Thank you.

Quite simply: THANK. YOU.

Amen.