Recently, one of my cousins lost her husband in a tragic accident and my heart just breaks for her and her kids. I can't imagine my life without Jess, without a father for Jake, without a partner. Losing my Mom has been hard, but we knew it would happen some day and we were given time to get adjusted to the idea of it and to say goodbye. They weren't afforded that luxury, but have to cope with the loss none the less.
I pray for her and her family, that they are able find peace with it. I'm not close to this side of our family, but it still makes me hurt for them and wish there was something that could be done to ease their pain.
Please take a moment to pray for the 11 lives lost in Kentucky early Friday morning.
After hearing about this accident I was forced to take a step back and put what is going on in my world into some perspective. Jake is having surgery on Wednesday, which is scary, but he's an amazing and otherwise healthy kid and I know he will be just fine. I will NOT cheat myself out of enjoying every minute with him and Jess because I am worried about something I can't control.
Lesson of the day: Enjoy the moments.