I know, twice in one day, but sometimes you just feel compelled. I was reading a blog that I like, www.deniseinbloom.com, and knew I had to do it. The idea is to write about being grateful for 5 minutes and then stop, no editing, no takebacks. So here goes…
I am grateful for…life. Yeah, I know, who isn’t, but it’s been really weighing on me today. Last night our town lost one of its firefighters at the Rangers baseball game. A fun outing with his son suddenly turned tragic. I don’t know the family on a personal level, but I do know them as parents of one our children at school. He would come to eat with his son at school at least once a week and was always nice to talk to. When he came in we would chat for a second if I wasn’t busy, or if I was busy he knew the drill and could take care of himself. A genuinely nice guy. And his son is one of the kids that you can’t help but love! I keep thinking about him today. How he witnessed his Dad fall. I can’t imagine how he feels today.
So I’m grateful for life. Death is not scary to me; leaving a child without a parent terrifies me! He will be missed by all.
Dedicated to the Shannon Stone family, I will hold you in my heart and prayers. May God grant you peace and comfort.