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Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Putting Things In Perspective. . .
Yesterday was a very difficult day and I stopped. I haven't been able to cry in months and months, I've lost count but yesterday, I was overwhelmed with emotion for two reasons. Spoke to a dear friend whose father's health is failing. I've known him for a very long time and speaking to her brought back so many painful memories of what I went through not even 2 years ago with my father.
Then, a friend of my son's lost his brother to a tragic car accident on Saturday night. He was 22 and I knew his mother. She and I exchanged christmas cookies and spoke about our favorite things to create around christmas time and Thanksgiving. We debated on different stuffing preferences and although she is not a close friend, she is a woman I came to know and admire her enjoyable and joyous personality.
A mother of 4 who spoke to me about baking pies on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. Tomorrow is the day before Thanksgiving and I can not fathom what she must be feeling. I know the debth of my intense love for my sons can not be described. So I can only imagine. . .
It has made me step back from everything and pause.
Pause for contemplation.
Pause for thanksgiving
Pause for forgiveness
and pause for becoming humbled by the unpredictability of life and the force that controls all.
We should all take a moment to pause. . .
I am speechless at the thought of her pain and her families and all I can do is pause and be still.
Let us remember that all in life is but momentary, all preparations, things, family and friends, they are with us for moments. Let's cherish the moments. Pray for this family . . . Pray for Ann.