Monday, October 12, 2009

My Sister's AHA moment!

This is a guest post by my sister Araceli I thought it would be a great lil reminder for all of us.

Today during the usual running around I had a moment when I heard an voicemail that a friend left me. I was overcome by emotion, with chills running down my body. I was speechless. She has a one year old daughter, and a really close friend of hers had a baby that was a month older than hers, that is until today because her little angel passed away.

At that moment I thought wow that could be anyone!

I think that many times we all get wrapped up in our routines, laundry, cooking, cleaning, texting, emailing etc.... , that we forget to take a moment and appreciate how blessed we are.

I know times are extremely difficult, and we are all trying to make ends meet, living paycheck to paycheck, just trying to stay afloat.

As I go to bed tonight, not only will I give thanks for all the good things in my life, like the health of my children and my family, the fact that I managed to pay most of my bills on time, but also for not so great things like my 6 year old daughter coloring her bed sheets with a marker, those five extra pounds from my pregnancy that are still following me around, my sons dirty room, my 7 year old daughters unfiltered comments, my 6 month olds being extremely clingy today, the pile of laundry that awaits me, my husband being untidy, the puppy I can't seem to potty train, and the list goes on. Those things seem so petty now.

You see my life is far from perfect, but there isn't anyone more important in my life than my children, they are my world. I would swap my life for theirs in a heartbeat.

No mother should ever have to experience the loss of a child, regardless of age, and when you do, you learn to live without them in your life, but you hold them in your heart forever.


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  4. Renee/Treasured SweetsOctober 16, 2009 at 12:45 PM

    I lost a child so I can definitely relate. Kiss your children and thank God for your blessings for you never know what is in store for the future.
    I am terribly for for your friends loss. Don't stop being a friend, and never stop talking about her is nice to know people remember along with you.
    There is a fabulous site I visit, it is for those who have lost a child, it is called The Rowan Tree Foundation. She lost a child the same way I did...very compassionate women and there is even advice for friends of what to do and NOT to do.
    Again my deepest sympathies

  5. So sorry to hear of your sister's friend's loss. Thank you for the reminder to value what we have, and to appreciate our children even though they can be exasperating at times.

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