In the face of so very many friends that are facing the loss of a child, the medical questions that may or may not have the answers and cures that they hope for, and the complacency that everyone feels until their world is rocked by the imperfect....I feel compelled to share the words that were uttered to me 10 years ago this month, in a ancient Honda, by my husband as we considered Elise's open heart surgery, "You know that if God came to you and asked you if you would watch a child for him for four months, you'd say 'yes'. Well, isn't this kind of the same thing?"
And so I remind you, all parents, we are never promised a tomorrow. We are only lent today.
I don't know about you, but that really makes me want to do better in the day to day, and gives me the strength to wrestle down my current frustrations just a bit...and snuggle my kids against their wishes.