Monday, February 09, 2009

Everything looks different today.

The sky looks bluer.
The clouds look darker.
My home seems cozier.
My kids look more beautiful and precious than they ever have.



The time we have is a gift.



If you have kids, take some extra time today to play with them.
Hug them.
Read to them.
Remind them that they're priceless.


See the yellow dot on the table in this picture? It's left over from a game of sticker tag, which is a great activity.


If they insist on wearing Frog Bunny socks, let them.


Thank you all for sticking with me through the ups and downs!
Thank you for supporting my friends in their time of grief.
I hope you have a beautiful and meaningful Monday.

16 comments:

Bunny Chic Boutique said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Baby Cora.... I've been praying for her. I'll keep her family and also you in my prayers.....

Jayne

Ripper Arts said...

Great photos! Thank you for your post.

Brandon said...

Your blog is always beautiful~

thanks for sharing

Dragonfly fine designs said...

This was a great post, I gave my children an extra hug today for sure.

InTheFastLane said...

I felt the same way, and I only knew Cora and her family from the blog. But, it hurts because I cannot even begin to imagine the anguish.

Vanessa {Bloom Right Here!} said...

I read about baby Cora last night. I just sat here and cried. Such good advice you write today.

Tonya said...

so much sadness with Cora...

isn't it powerful to have moments of clarity when we realize taking time to be with our loved ones and really be present can be the day's greatest accomplishment...

simple blessings are always the best ones...

xoxo

Tonya

Hana said...

OOOOOHHHHH, sticker tag is a game! My kids must have read your blog b/c my house is ALWAYS covered w/ stickers....dora, fairies, Thomas, CARS, My Little Pony, dots, stars...and to think that I was complaining about having stickers on my silverware. Silly me, they were playing sticker tag!

Beadin By The Sea said...

Yes, a loss like Baby Cora really causes one to take stock in what's really important. Thanks for the reminder today and your post last night. I shed a few tears.

It's marvelous to see the outpouring of love and prayers, through blogging, to a family that most of the readers don't even know personally. God is good, and He helps us even through the rough times... especially the rough times.
Debora

The Perfect Trio said...

So sweet! So true! Thank you for being so great Beki!

jenniemoran said...

I have felt the same way today! I have to say I cried for Cora yesterday and had my small group pray for the Macs last night!

Sarah said...

It broke my heart about baby Cora and made me realize time is short. Thanks fois post and lovely photos!

carissa... brown eyed fox said...

well said...

can't wrap my brain around what they are facing... praying for her precious family now!

i've been hugging extra tight today!

Susan S. said...

Your post is so meaningful. I didn't know Baby Cora or her family but I had been checking the blog pretty much since she had been in the hospital. That is just so sad and my prayers and thoughts to out to her family and friends.

Sweet Nothings said...

I'm so sorry to hear about baby Cora. Her life was so extremely short lived.

Your children are beautiful! I hope you have a wonderful time enjoying them today. I can't wait until it's our turn to have children! :)

Anonymous said...

found your blog after being referred from a friend of a friend of the Macs. I felt the same way about my kids on Monday. The dirty dishes and the dusty floors don't seem quite as important... they sure do have some amazing friends. praying they will feel the warmth of the SON as they grieve the loss of their sweet little girl. :(
sharon