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Wednesday, March 17, 2010


Today has been an interesting day. I'm very lucky that I get to wake up every morning to a guy that loves me, to converse with friends throughout the day who enjoy my company, and to work at a place where I feel like I'm taken care of. I thought of all of this today as I worked out at 6am, with a spectacular view of the sun rising over the ocean. Pretty rough, I know.

After lunch, I began reading through the blogs I have been putting off all week. Recipes, weekend updates, giveaways, relationship yay's and nay's. Then I read this. And at first it gave me goosebumps, and by the end I was sobbing.

I'm so very lucky. But I don't think I could ever have the strength this family did if I lost someone I loved so tragically. It makes me want to squeeze them even tighter and never let go.


  1. I don't know how I would hold myself together either if I ever lost someone I love in such a way. :(

    I wish there was something I could say that wasn't trite... I hope that once the dust settles, they have a lot of support as they work through their grief. :(

  2. Thank you Laurnie...sometimes an emotional jolt is what we all need.

    I will hold my children a few minutes longer today.

  3. Things will never be the same again. Like a sandstorm that sweeps the desert. I'm praying for the family..though i don't know how..

  4. Strange. I heard again the lyrics to a song today that still has a strong effect on me. I think I would want it played at my passing. The lyrics seem sappy but they envoke thought. Give a listen to or read "The Living Years" by Mike and the Mechanics.

  5. it's so important to appreciate every day we have with the people we love. thank you for directing me to this so that i can have that reminder.

  6. I had read the news article online, but this account was so much more poignant. Such a tragic loss to her family and her whole community. That people can bear these things and go on restores my faith in the human spirit. And reminds me to count my blessings.


  7. Hi! I'm visiting from the Lady Bloggers Tea party. Nice to meet you! I agree that we need to appreciate what we have, especially in light of tragedies we hear about. Nice to meet you!


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