Saturday, May 10, 2014

Touched by Tragedy

being a mom has been the hardest, most fulfilling thing to ever happen to me.

i love my babies.

this past week, it's been a headliner all over the instagram world of a child who was taken all too soon. a sweet little boy, clearly the light of his parent's lives, who was hit by a truck while playing frisbee.

my heart breaks for them.

it literally consumes my every thought.

this is my biggest fear. One i know i share with most parents.

after i read that this had happened, while i was sitting in the doctor's office for my 28 week check-up tuesday morning, i became overtaken with the story. i see pictures of this sweet little boy and what he was up to just a short week and a half ago, and my heart sinks even more. this is not something we ever expect. i know his parent's would do anything for just one more day with their sweet boy. i don't even know this family, but i want to just put my arms around them and tell them that faith will get them through. that families are eternal, and we can all be together again. that the tragic death of their little boy, who is the same age as Jaiya, has reminded me that we are not invincible. that life is short. that i need to cuddle my little one, watch her closer, spend more time doing the little things with her, kiss her sweet baby cheeks, live in the moment, and know that each day with her is a gift. that Heavenly Father chose ME as the mother to two little one's, to nurture, care for, and love. in all of the sadness, the passing of this family's sweet little boy has taught me many valuable lessons. i've felt emotions that have humbled me, and that have made me a better mom. i hope that i never have to endure the pain of loss that they are experiencing...but as a complete stranger, my life has been forever changed by their son.

with Mother's Day being tomorrow, i can tell you that i am going in to it with a whole new perspective. a more humble perspective. that being a mom is the greatest title i could ever imagine. i know that family is everything. i love my family more than words could ever describe, and i thank my Father in Heaven every day for the opportunity i have to be a wife and mother.  i hope i can live each day with them to it's fullest and remember always the sweet lesson of motherhood and love that i learned from the passing of an innocent little boy.



Camille said...

SO sweet! Its not not to be consumed by the "what ifs"! It happened to me SOOO much when you kids were little! When you turned 3 is when the whole story of Baby Jessica falling in the well was all over the News! I was SO scared you'd fall in a well! It is a horrible feeling!!! You are an EXCELLENT Mother and you're doing fine! No worries!!!! The Lord will take care of all of you!!!!!!! Love ya!

Camille said...

"hard" not to OOPS!!!!