Monday, April 15, 2013

Never Take It For Granted

I walk out my door every single day and take it for granted that I am safe, that my children are safe, and my husband is safe. I drive my car to stores and don't give a second thought to walking inside. I sit in a coffee shop with my latte and my computer thinking I have so much work to do and wondering how it's going to get done, but never do I consider the window might burst in at any moment. I go to races to cheer and to run and to have a good time and don't even consider the remote possibility that someone could take it all away from me in an instant.

I will never understand why anyone could have such disregard for human life that they would purposely aim to kill people. I will never be able to wrap my head around how dead a person's spirit must be that they could press a button knowing the outcome of a single push of their finger. 

What I do know is that we cannot take anything for granted. Every day, every smile, every hug, every tear, each minute whether it be hard or easy, is a gift. I will live a life of gratitude for the gift I have been given and never take for granted that it can be taken away in an instant.

My heart and prayers are in Boston tonight. May God grant us all peace and comfort during this time.

"And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." ~Phillipians 4:7

1 comment :

  1. One of those killed was an 8 year old boy who was running to hug his dad after dad crossed the finish line. I have a tough time comprehending this loss. We are all blessed to be here.


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