There is no doubt in my mind, that this child is going to give me a run for my money. She, just like her mother, is constantly trying to be the funniest person in the room. And the humorous part is, sometimes she is. This was one of those times for sure, when she picked up the googly eyes, and put them up to where her own eyes were. I hope God will give me the strength I need to get through the teenage years (it's just a hunch I have)
We had a very upsetting weekend. When a loved one is victimized, it really changes the way you look at the world. The way you look at others. The way you judge others. The way you see things fairly or unjustly. I am more than thankful that we are moving forward this week, and trying to put this incident behind us, rather than many different alternatives that could have happened. (The types of alternatives that I've been replaying in my head, over and over, 100's of times) I've suddenly realized how life can change in an instant and how things so precious can be taken away from us. I am thankful for my life, and for the life of my family and friends. I think we need to live our lives as though this might be our last day on earth. What would you want to say and to who? Would everyone one in your life know how you felt about them, if suddenly you were gone? This experience has really shaken me up, and the what-ifs are indeed running out of control. (though they shouldn't be). I certainly hope that this incident is a turning point in my, and my families lives. To live every day, like we might not get another chance tomorrow. To be more vocal about whom we love and why. To be grateful for each day we get to spend on earth with those we love. I pray something good will come out of this experience, because I trust it has happened for some purpose that we don't see or acknowledge fully. So if I start to get a little more mushy and teary lately, this is why. I'm blessed and glad and grateful to be living this life with so many people I love so much.