Saturday, November 28, 2009

Sadness...

I am so wonderfully thankful for this short fragile life. It's been a hard few days and my emotions are raw but I am going to feel them because they make me remember how precious and fleeting life is.

Rest in peace Evan - he died from conditions related to Noonan Syndrome. As you may know my 7 year old has NS so this really hits home.

Please pray for Skipper's family - she's a 28 year old sister-in-law of one of our employees and she died the day before Thanksgiving after unexpectedly collapsing.

Please pray for Matt Chandler - the preacher at the Village Church. He had a seizure on Thanksgiving day and a MRI showed a small mass on his frontal lobe. He'll have more tests and see a neurosurgeon soon.

I write this blog with Raina sitting in my lap. Right after I started typing she came up to me and said, "Hold me like a baby mama." How can I refuse such a sweet request?

Once upon a time I might have shushed her away and told her I'd hold her in a minute if I was busy working or even playing online. How lost I was. :( She's wearing a new Cinderella dress and it's scratching the heck out of my knees, but right now at this moment I want nothing more than to hold her like a baby for as long as she'll let me. I want to freeze this moment in time and just be with her.

What are you thankful for? Realize it, grab it, hold on to it. In all things give thanks.

5 comments:

Rebecca Irvine said...

I am so sorry to hear this. My thoughts and prayers are with these families. Life is so fragile and fleeting at times.

Leigh said...

Thanks for the reminder Leah, to look at Kendra doing something for the 50th time instead of playing on FB because these moments are so fleeting

but aren't you blessed to have her say to hold her like a baby??? :)

Whitney said...

Anytime a child's life is lost it just breaks my heart! I was watching a show about St. Judes last night and finally had to turn it off b/c all I could do was cry. We have so much to be thankful for!

Stuff could always be worse said...

so sorry that problem, will pray for you!!!
kim

Stacie said...

I am sorry to hear this! Your friends have my thoughts and prayers. How sweet of your daughter. Your right we all have to treasure the moments as they come and really enjoy them! :)