After all of the hurrah of Cash’s birthday…which was great, we had a big slumber party of Cousins…which was also lots of fun. However, Sunday morning I learned of a terrible tragedy. Some friends of ours 16 year old son died Saturday night, their only son. I cannot express my sadness and my heart just aches for this loss. I look at this family with great admiration and know that they enjoyed that boy more than just going through the motions of parenting. They let him LIVE and he experienced many things in his 16 years that many folks don’t experience in a lifetime. I admire their Christian values and life– and I’ve just been in continually prayer that they can cope with this tragedy with God’s GRACE. I’ve learned through my own experience there’s no point in trying to understand God’s reasons, God’s plan or even just what HIS will is for us. Just live. Take each day as it comes…because life is a gift. In the big scheme of thing its but a blink of an eye in contrast to eternity.
With that said…I think MY word of the year is "LIVE." Enjoy life right now, live it to the fullest, know that there may not be tomorrow so do the best, love the most, give my all– today.