Today is just another day to you and I for the most part. A day we get up, get ready for work, spend the day watching the clock tick until that magical 5pm. Then we'll go home to our families, and spend the weekend together. Today is not just another day for a family at Macie's school. Today a friend of Macie's in her 3rd grade class, will bury his mother. A husband will bury his wife, and two young children, 3rd and 1st grade, will forever be without their mother. I didn't personally know the family, but my heart aches for them.
Macie brought a note home from the school counselor on Wednesday stating that she had spoken to the 3rd and 1st grade classes that occupied said mother's children. Macie came home with a heavy heart, and a little emotional. I read the note, and we cried together. The note stated that she had explained to the children that their classmates mother had passed away, and that the children might have some questions. She explained that they might experience a little grief, or want to talk a little more about their feelings, and might have questions about death. Macie didn't ask anything, just simply stated that she felt so bad for her friend. Its been consuming my thoughts lately for some reason; I guess because you never know when your life could change in the blink of an eye. A few weeks ago, that mother was living her life, being with her children, never knowing what was in store for her. I know God has a plan for all of us, so there is no point in asking why?
How often do you just go about your day thinking you have unlimited time on this earth? How many times do you go to bed angry at your spouse, children, friends, family? How often do you not apologize for the wrong things you've done to hurt others, just because you're too proud? I am not perfect, I am often guilty of these things, but then God sends me these signs to appreciate everything I have, and count my blessings daily! I don't mean to be a debbie downer on this post, but this family could definitely use some extra prayer.
Today I'm thankful be here with my kids, on good days and bad, happy and sad, ups and downs, I'm thankful for the opportunity to be Macie and Addaline's mother!
The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new. ~Rajneesh
The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness. ~Honoré de Balzac
When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child. ~Sophia Loren, Women and Beauty