Saturday, March 12, 2011


My heart is heavy today
the scenes from Japan and the irreplaceable loss...
the news from a friend that her sister-in-law who volunteered for a routine blood test is a few days later diagnosed with Stage 4 liver cancer...
and though I do not know her personally
this news shakes me to the core
and reminds me that all we have for sure is today
and we need to treasure every moment~

It is another grey rainy day here, 
and even though I am ready for Spring
I am treasuring in the fact that I can care for a "little bit" sick Lucy
that Blake can play baseball
that I get to see Powell go to Tolo tonight
that Bennett has the whole day ahead of him
that Toby is well and working to provide for our family...

so I will make sure that today my home feels happy and safe for each one of them as they come and go~


  1. Amen to that!

    I showed my husband last night Lucy's video with the scarf, and he loved it as much as I did. We've started our adoption classes through foster adopt agency, and reading your blog about Lucy really helps inspire me.

  2. I was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer last year while I was pregnant with our first baby. Having to take chemo while I was pregnant, certainly makes you thank God for each day that you wake up still breathing. Our baby boy is perfectly healthy and we are soooo very blessed! Praying for those who need God's loving arms wrapped around them.

  3. My heart goes out to her and the famillies in Japan.

  4. Dawn - You are so right about your post. It is something we should think of every single day but we get caught up in our busy lives and sometimes we don't. Thank you for sharing your generous thoughts and I will keep your friend's SIL in my prayers as well as all the losses in Japan.
    Love you,

  5. So sorry about the acquaintance with liver caner. So true...we only have today.