I have finally made it to the blog (well overdue, I know). I will admit that Coach gave me some motivation to sign on to read over Em’s post from last week about David. When we hear stories like David’s or when we experience the pain through someone else as they suffer a loss of somebody near and dear to their heart, I believe it is a wakeup call for most, if not all. I have found, however, that as I have heard these stories growing up, it is easy to let them affect you for just the time being—not long term. Just over the past two years, have I finally begun to remember others’ unfortunate stories each and every day that I am here. Sadly, I used to carry the attitude that my loved ones, and most importantly my family, would be here day in and day out. I realize today, and every day, how truly lucky I am to lie in bed each night and be able to thank God for allowing my loved ones to remain in my life for one more whole day.
This brings me to a status I came across on Facebook posted by the one and only, Karen Hansen. I’m sure some of you chuckle or sigh at the fact that I mentioned Facebook, but I am a huge quote person, and I definitely hit the “like” button for her status! This status read: “