I meant to do this earlier but life got in the way a bit. We make plans for our life (big or small) and God laughs. I should know that by now.
Today I am thankful for my youngest child. A brief time spent with us but a presence felt in our hearts much longer. She looked like her oldest sister. She captured our hearts and minds. It's been a long lonely year without her. A year spent worrying about how the older children were handling things, a year watching one son become overly protective of me, a year watching my husband still fight with the guilt of could he have done more, a year of learning that you frankly can't lean on anyone because they just can't be there for you.
So today I am thankful for generous hearts, small souls, and mournful spirits. May we all learn to treasure those things in front of us just a little bit more than we do today.