I had other posts planned for now. But there has been a great deal of tragedy reported in the last few days. From an inconceivable story of children’s lives lost at the hands of their nanny in New York, to the many lives taken by hurricane Sandy. And yesterday one of my close friends lost her mother in a car accident. My heart hurts.
There are hardly any words.
Pain such as loss is so hard to understand…the why of it all. I’ll admit that I get very frustrated by that. And don’t have the answer. But I do know one thing. It’s times like these when it’s vital to support one another and appreciate that every moment of life is precious. Every single moment.
I have a strong belief that we all derive from and return to infinite love. A source of comfort and completion that only our Maker can provide.
And that this eternal LOVE sustains us all.
Last night I put away anything related to work or responsibility. I gathered ALL four of our children and we snuggled up together in the bed of our youngest child for some together time and reading of a simple children’s book. Usually at this time, I’m busying myself with some seemingly unending list of things to do instead of stopping and soaking up my children. My 13 year-old, who’s gangly legs stretched all the way across the full size mattress and onto the furry back of our dog, Pippi, seemed to eat up this time with us more than I could ever imagine. My six year-old curled up next to him in such a simple yet precious way, his arm draped over his big brother’s back. The girls lay down, twirling their hair almost in unison while listening to each and every word I was reading. There was calm and comfort. A moment expressing the true meaning of love. It was togetherness. But most importantly, love.
If you have an extra moment today, please say a prayer for those who need it. And share your love with those around you.