I read a quote recently that I thought I would share. The quote is by L.R. Knost. She is the founder and director of the children's rights advocacy and family consulting group, Little Hearts/Gentle Parenting Resources, and Editor of Holistic Parenting Magazine.
The Quote goes like this "Life is amazing. And then it's awful. And then it's amazing again. And in between the amazing and the awful it's ordinary and mundane and routine. Breathe in the amazing, hold on through the awful, and relax and exhale during the ordinary. That's just living heartbreaking, soul-healing, amazing, awful, ordinary life. And it's breathtakingly beautiful."
That quote stayed with me. It certainly spoke to some deep part of my soul. I think we forget, especially when lost in throes of grief and while we are inside the "awful", just how wonderfully amazing is our gift of life, our gift of loved ones, friends. So no matter how long we had them in our lives we were blessed with their presence. The miracle is that they could have been born anytime in history but is we who were bless with their presence.