Thursday, July 14, 2011


The daughter of a dear friend passed away yesterday. She was almost 8 months old. She had two open-heart surgeries during that short walk on earth. She suffered so much, as did her family, watching her struggle for life.

She will be remembered, but I have a special reason for that. I has been so wrapped up in my own life that I didn't take a few moments to go over, hold Sofia, hold Susy, or hug the kids. I lost that chance. I thought so many times about calling her, doing something for her, but time got away from me.

Time is one of the few things we can never, ever get back. Once we have spent an hour, we will never get another chance to re-spend it. Every moment of our lives in like that. How often do I think I "deserve" time with my family, friends, etc.? I take it for granted that they will always be there. I can put them off for a few minutes, hours, days, weeks. When I am finished my "project," I will spend more time with them. Yet, I find that one project leads to another and another. Only I can decide to spend wisely the time I have been given. It only takes a moment for a kiss, a hug, and book, a shoe tied, a game.

"Awake, my soul!"

Instead of wallowing in self-pity, I choose to embrace my weaknesses and believe. I will hug tighter, laugh louder, see more.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011


Why does everything seem hard right now?