Saturday, October 22, 2011

A little perspective

So when I woke up today I had the goal of finishing this painting before I went to sleep tonight. But I couldn't get right to work because we had to start the day off cleaning since we'd had a really tough week and I'd let the house fall apart. Without going into details, we'd dealt with a lot of stress and then a big disappointment. But then this morning we heard that our friends lost their 2 month-old baby to SIDS today, and suddenly our trials seemed pretty small by comparison. My heart is breaking for them. I can't begin to imagine what they're going through. And so when I had to decide between going somewhere to do something fun as a family or painting, painting lost. I got a little bit done much later at night, but even then had a hard time focusing. I am so grateful for what really matters. I am so grateful for my 3 beautiful, healthy children and my loving husband. Our thoughts and prayers are with our friends tonight.

1 comment:

  1. I'm so sorry for you and your friends. What a tragedy. And you are so right about what's really important. Thanks for sharing this.