Friday, May 21, 2010

Thanks My Lovelies

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. 



  1. Your news sounds sad. I hope that your heart is healing.
    I had one of those accidents yesterday. My friend and I were lucky and we are doing okay.
    God Bless You.

  2. I was going through my blog roll and before your blog came up... I was at another blog that was putting out the request for prayers for blogger Bella Rosa's daughter that was seriously injured in a car accident. Then I read your blog with same sad news of a car accident. So sorry. Sending you and Bella my prayers. You are so right about hugging our kids...I know only to well how quickly life can end. Big hugs to you. Keeping you in my thoughts.

  3. I'm sorry you are having a difficult week. It is had not to internalize the pain of others if you are compassionate and it is obvious that you are.
    A hug from Iowa.

    Thanks for visiting my library. If you were here we'd sit in those chairs and I'd listen to your story.

  4. This post can not be more poignant for me than right now. Between the loss of my father-in-law and my good friend's tragic loss of their son it have been a tough couple of months. Life is so precious.