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"Standing tall is a very admirable thing. There are very few stories in history of heroes who slouched to the rescue. Likewise, most individuals don't look up to people who are drooped over."
from Leven Thumps and the Wrath of Ezra by Obert Skye

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Thursday, June 3, 2010

Foto Story Friday #104-- life is precious

This past week my community has been dealing with loss and reflecting on how precious life is and how fleeting it can be.  Last Friday was the last day of school and the first evening of summer break.  We had a tragic 4-wheeler accident that took the lives of 2 young women aged 15 years.  They were in Cody's class.  My heart is heavy and goes out to the families of these 2 young ladies.  I cannot even imagine how or what they are feeling. 
Having been reflective all week makes one want to hug their kids and husband a little tighter, say "I love you" a bit more often and not fight with anyone.  Loss makes one want to take back every thing even slightly mean. It makes one want to be a better person. 
So today I offer you my blessings

My husband, my love, my life
my oldest, my experiment child-- poor kid!
my second, my girl surrounded by drama, working and striving to stay strong
my third, she just turned 12!, just starting out on her journey to womanhood  
my fourth, my trial of patience, one with an infectious smile who makes friends easily
my fifth, my silly one my cuddly one
my sixth, my head strong little girl, my animal lover, my little boss.

I cannot imagine losing any of them, excuse my while I hug them and tell them how much they mean to me.

PhotoStory Friday
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Cecily R said...

Oh, my heart goes out to those families!

Your post is wonderful.

Life with Kaishon said...

Oh! I am so sad for the loss of these two precious girls. My heart breaks for them. So sad indeed. Will keep their families in my thoughts and prayers this evening.

Aunt Claudia said...

How sad, indeed! And how beautifully simple and profound this post is! That's how the truth is - it hits you hard and makes you stop to say, "Thank you for the blessings in my life!" What more can we say at times like these? Hug them long and hard...
and continued prayers for the families of the girls.

Chris said...

Tragedy has a way of stripping away all the non essentials of our lives, and sharply focusing our attention of what is truly important.

So, hug them a little tighter.

latree said...

please, carrie, I can't stand talking about losing

hearts to the family who lost.

Are You Serious! said...

So sad! I can't even imagine!

Indrani said...

That is tragic... to young to be snatched away thus. I am reminded of a quote:
"Our pleasures were simple-they included survival."
- Dwight David Eisenhower

Your children look cute in the shots, God Bless!

Jaina said...

It's been one of those weeks. I am so sorry to hear about this terrible loss. My prayers are with your family and everyone touched by this tragedy.

Serline said...

Our prayers go out to those families. But sometimes He intended such tragedy and loss to remind the living how precious the ones around them are. Treasure each moment... have a blessed weekend!

Krystyn said...

So sorry for those family's losses. I can't even imagine!

I love your words about your family, too!

Amy said...

Thanks for stopping at my blog, hope you come back again soon!

That is a very sad story. I can understand why you would want to then focus on your family and show how much you love and appreciate having them, showing it through photos.

Amy said...

I am so sorry for the loss in your community. my husband rides a quad and I always worry when he's out playing around. The loss of two young lives is tragic.

I'm now gonna have to run and hug my girls now too.

Thanks for visiting my blog :)

Crystal @ Semi-Crunchy Mama said...

This is so incredibly sad -- and such an important reminder, to show and share your love every day, because you never know...

I've got to go hug my husband & son now, and I'm not going to want to let go. My heart goes out to your daughter, and the families & friends of her lost classmates. I'm so very sorry.

Thank you for stopping by my blog. You're absolutely right -- some days you just need to take the time to play a bit, to roll down hills, regardless of your age!

Emmy said...

Yes, when horrible things happen it helps us realize how precious and good life can be.

Icy BC said...

Loosing someone we know could do a number on our soul..I'm sorry to hear this. Yes, by all mean, go hug your children and tell them how much they mean to you. They're life most precious gifts!

Lisa @ Boondock Ramblings said...

I'm so sorry for the loss, but am so glad you have your family to enjoy and to show them you enjoy. Four wheelers are seriously so scary. I just can't let my kid get on one! Too many accidents and deaths!