Saturday, December 15, 2012

grateful, saddened, my loves


Clutching tightly to her hand, she leans in to give a kiss and I can only wonder if they've began to sense each other.

Now more than ever, I am reminded how fast both of my children are growing... one is nearing her second year of life, while the other is almost half-way done in his or her journey inside the womb. Life is so fragile, so precious, and we are blessed beyond belief that both of these souls are safe, warm and protected. My heart has been broken over the last days after hearing the tragic news in Connecticut.  Many prayers were said in our house, and more will continue -- too many innocent lives were taken, and hopes and dreams of countless families were ripped away unexpectedly. It scares me silly that I can't be present every second of every day to protect my children from danger, especially after hearing this. All anyone can ever do is hold your loved ones close, have faith, and focus on the moments we do have together. Life is too short to not enjoy this very minute.

What a sad time it is in the world...

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  1. Such a tragic time. The thing I abhor most about such acts (apart from the heartbreaking loss) is the way it makes people feel about our world. This planet is full of amazing human beings who connect, share, empower and love. Brilliant things happen every second! You are so right to say we must make the very ost of every one of the moments we are given. Our thoughts are with all those in such deep, deep pain. Wishing you a week of baby time, sleeps and peace :) x

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    1. I agree, the world is such a beautiful place, yet the tragedies that do occur spark so many controversial arguments between people. It's such a shame in all regards. Praying for those children, families and teachers...

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  2. Just so sad. I feel the same .....I hold my girls tight and want to be with them every second.
    xx

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  3. So very sad.

    This is such a beautiful photo. x

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    1. Thank you G- it's the only one I felt appropriate enough for a post like this

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  4. so so sad. you have been able to say so gently what many feel, kate. bless you for that. and bless your beautiful children, this photo is stunning xx

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    1. Thank you always, Tahnee... my heart hurts x

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  5. so sad, makes me want to take them away from this world & keep them safe.

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  6. You composed your thoughts beautifully and I appreciate them so much because they so closely mirror my own. Life IS too short for us not to enjoy this very minute. Prayers, big time.

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    1. Prayers, most definitely. Thank you Katie. It's always hard to find the words to say.

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  7. my spine tingles at the heartbreak of those families. the photo is beyond beautiful kate. xo

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  8. Beautiful words, Kate. We are so blessed and we should enjoy every moment. That photo is just stunning! x

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  9. what a beautiful heart you have, and thank you for sharing your vulnerability with us, more need to!

    xo

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  10. " It scares me silly that I can't be present every second of every day to protect my children from danger...." Exactly how I feel, Kate.
    I have been cherishing my time with our boys so much more this week.
    Beautiful photo...
    Ronnie xo

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  11. so beautifully written, Kate! thanks for the reminder to cherish every second of every day.

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