Wednesday, January 13, 2010

I noticed.


Today I took my kids to the bus stop, ready to start a busy day. It's my food group day, the one day of the week that I have to cook- for 3 other families besides mine. It's not so bad, I kind of enjoy it. I think it gets more enjoyable the LESS you have to do it! But anyway, I took the kids to the bus stop and when I came back, I noticed the sun rise. Usually, it would come and go without a second thought- but today I noticed, went home to get the camera and went back to take the picture. I take so many things for granted, and was glad I saw this today- it was amazing to me.

Last week there was an accident down the road from my house. A 12 year old beautiful little girl was hit by a car. The EMT's couldn't find a heartbeat, but brought one back that was just faint enough to get her life-flighted to Primary Childrens Hospital. Today, after problems with her brain swelling, and the horrible bruises on her lungs, Ashley passed away. She was an organ donor, and will be the reason other parents will get to keep their babies here on this earth. My heart aches for this family. It seems like it's been a rough go for a lot of people lately- I only hope things get better. My heart aches for the woman driving the car that struck Ashley too. I don't know who it was, but I do know that it wasn't her fault. It was a horrible accident that happened in the dark of the morning, and now her life will forever be changed. Once again, love your children. Keep them close and don't worry about worrying- it's OK to be a little over-protective. Just another one of those things to never take for granted, how easily it could be taken away!

4 comments :

Joey said...

Man Steph, This has been a bad month for Vernal and the children there. I am so sad to hear about this other one. I love your picture. I could easily be a sunset the colors are so vibrant! I am struggling with my camera. I have been doing the tutorials but they are not helping all that much my pics are still too dark! I'll get there... Again, I am sorry that you and your friends have to go through the loss of another little one. It is never easy no matter what the age but so very tough when it's a child. Hope we can work it out this weekend!

Jamey said...

So sad about the little girl. Very good advise though :) Life is too short to take for granted.

Lucky Me said...

We enjoyed that sunrise too. We all stood at the back window watching for 5 minutes or so as the colors changed. It was so peaceful and beautiful. I love sunrises, I think more than sunsets, maybe just because of the significance of a new day and the possibilities it holds. I think it has even more meaning when you pair it with Ashley's tragedy. Thanks for the reminder to just hold on to our little ones.

Bonnie Tucker said...

Sorry to hear about the children in your neighborhood. It does make you want to not take for granted what we have been give each and everyday and to appreciate our families. I also love your picture of the sunrise. You are an amazing photographer.