Tuesday, April 7, 2009
appreciating the small gifts
It is amazing to me how we can learn from people we have never met. I have followed Darian's battle with cancer through friends who go to church with him and his parents. They have kept me up to date as he found out he had cancer, had a leg removed, has signs of hope and then when cancer returned. This time the cancer is slowly taking his life. I am sure his parents do not feel it is slow enough. Their last update on Darian BROKE my heart. Darian's mom wrote this in her blog, "I know that the amount of times I am going to hear 'Mom,' and then some sort of a request is getting fewer and fewer-so I'm embracing each one of them." This was such a real reminder to me to be so happy when my kids ask for things, when they say mommy, and when they just need me to hug them. These moments are not guarranteed to us. They are all gifts from God. I need to slow down and appreciate each gift for what it is.