Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Don't Take Things for Granted
Over the past year I have had several friends who have lost people close to them and many times I have been at a loss for words on how to comfort them. I have had a friend lose her brother, another one lose her full-term baby, another friend lose a son they were so close to adopting, and then another lose her husband. These are all girls my age who have experienced such devastating heartache and pain. And I can't help but wonder why these wonderful, sweet, loving individuals have to endure losing someone so dear to their hearts. I can't answer why and I can't understand it, but I can learn to not take for granted my sisters, my baby, my husband. I would never wish the heartache of losing a loved one on anyone, but I do encourage everyone, including myself, to learn from this. Hug your child a little tighter, say you love your spouse before going to bed, cherish the moments you have with your siblings. These devastating circumstances have made me realize I am incredibly blessed and I should not take one minute for granted that I have to spend with my child, my husband, my family, or my friends. And as I remember how blessed I am, may I continue to pray for the people who have lost someone dear to their hearts.