Just a brief note to say thanks to everyone I read via my Google Reader or Follow. Your blogs are so lovely and cheery. I love visiting each point of the Compass Rose.
I needed your loveliness this week.
It's not just those photos of your remodels and redecorating, your garden flowers and craft projects--it's the loveliness of your hearts that shows through as you share your lives. You've brought peace and normality into a week that brought sad news, not stab-to-the-heart bad for me but for some people I love. I ache for them, so much.
I'm probably not alone when say I barely react to news stories about car accidents anymore after a lifetime of hearing them reported. Now and ever after, I plan to say a quick prayer for the people to whom that fifteen-second spot on the morning news means their world just crumbled.
Life is precious and fleeting. Hug your kids (whether they're in diapers or high school or all grown), hug them hard.