Wednesday, June 25, 2008

A New Perspective

I've been reading recently about a family who lost their infant daughter to a tragic accident that has really changed my perspective on things. Maybe it's not so muh a changed perspective, but a very stronger reminder and reinforcer. You can read about it here. This little girl was the niece of a friend of mine and my heart has ached for them the last week or so. I've read each day, hoping the mother would post again, often adding pictures that tell a story by themselves(which my friend took most of them...she's an amazing photographer). Her insight into the whole situation is amazing to me. She has taught me about being a loving mother and wife. She has taught me to hold my kids a little longer at night, to speak kinder and more lovingly, to remember what is important in life and that most things can be replaced...they're just not worth getting angry over. If you have a moment, read her blog. I think you'll be touched just as I have.

3 comments:

Greg & Deb said...

Thanks for sharing Martha. I've been crying reading through these posts. She insight is a wonderful reminder to cherish each moment with our children.

John and Rachael said...

Wow. Thank you for sharing this. I spent much of the morning yesterday reading and bawling. What an amazing family. I am struck by the clarity of her words and the way she expresses her deep pain and boundless sorrow and her unwavering tetimony of the atonement, ressurection and her knowledge that families are forever. Her daughter was very close in age to mine, and when Ashley woke me up at 3 and 5 this morning instead of rolling over and groaning as I usually do, I kissed her, hugged her and cuddled her because I can't imagine her not being there to wake me up at those times. My heart goes out to this family, they will be in my prayers.

Danielle said...

Hey Martha! I just read your post- I didn't know that you knew Elizabeth, too? How do you know her? Such a sad story- but I agree, it has changed my perspective, too.