Tuesday, May 15, 2012
It's Alright to Cry
My tagline is "smile more" because I firmly believe we are all more likeable when we smile. But sometimes smiling is hard to do. Sometimes there is pain so unbearable the only thing we can do is pray our hearts can someday heal and forgive them for only feeling the heaviness of ache. Dear friends of ours lost their son this past week. He was a bright-eyed, beautiful 9-year-old boy with the purest and freest spirit. He went to bed with a mild case of the stomach flu Monday night. His father checked on him in the night, jumping back when his son shot up in bed and announced, "You scared the poop out of me!" But just a few hours later, his father found him unresponsive and not breathing. Paramedics tried everything to revive him, but it was too late. He had crossed over. Our friends spent the day before Mother's Day burying their son. Their family now five after being a six-pack for what they thought would be forever. So sometimes smiling is too hard to do. Hug your kids, love each moment and honor the value of time in laughter together.
Posted by Julie Dunlap at 7:16 PM