Thursday, July 30, 2009


it's all about perspective, right?

this week, as i read another mommy blog, i was brought to tears on more than one occasion. she has a son, who is just 9 months old, who struggles with a racing heart. at one point, she blogged about how her parents and family were coming down, because she wasn't sure what was happening, that he was crashing, and it didn't look good. he is much better now, and hopefully will be going home soon.

as i read her blog, and prayed for both the health of her son and my kids, i realized how precious life is. i know we all say it all the time, but do we really live that way?

reading her blog has given me a fresh perspective. i could have a child in the hospital, or worse, one who was struggling for his life. i could have three kids at home who aren't exactly sure what is going on, when their mommy is with their brother for long periods of time at the hospital.

but i don't. i need to remember that. this week, i am trying to look at things differently. i am more patient with my children. i give them extra love when they want it, and even when they don't. i pay less attention to my own needs, and focus on what other's need or want. i try to see the best in people. i am aware that life really is precious.

hug your kids, grandkids and loved ones a little longer next time. i promise you won't regret it.


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