I am reminded this morning about the fragility of life.
Oh, I know in my heart the stark reality about this fragile life. I know that each of us has a small clock ticking inside of us, and that there is no way around the watchman who comes to collect you when that clock stops.
I just wish he would leave the children alone.
Today I want to wrap my arms around Anna’s family. I want to tell her that there is no greater heartbreak, of this I know. I want to tell her that there are thousands of people who would like to hold her as she mourns the loss of her son. I want to do anything, something to make it better; but I know I can't.
Instead, I will take a walk in the woods, I will hold my own children with all my might and I will shed some tears for our lovely, darling Anna, and her family.
I know you will do the same.
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