We are all healthy and fine. I am sorry if my post about going fish'n scared anyone......but two events happened last week that made me put up the 'Gone Fish'n' sign and really savor the moments of summer with the children [and turning off the computer for a bit]
One of the events was the sudden death of an online friends son. Vicki Forman is a wonderful Mother and an enlightening writer.......and a friend to all. She wrote a piece that I adore called 'The Mother at the Swings' and in a tribute to sweet Evan.........we are all placing flowers on our own children's swings to celebrate his life.
Evan Kamida (July 30, 2000 – July 24, 2008)
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam ~ Rest in Peace Sweet Boy
There is a tribute to Evan being gathered at Flickr.com of 'Flowers on the Swing'
Evan loved to Swing..........and what a glorious thing to love.
Evan's death was unexpected..........the other event this week was one that was expected and sadly planned for.
One of my sisters friends was pregnant with a little boy who was diagnosed in-utero with anencephaly........after being counseled to terminate, this little boys parents knew that ~ that was not their choice. The pregnancy continued......and this little boy grew in his Mother's womb knowing how much he was loved, adored and wanted. My sister [being a labor and delivery nurse] was asked to be present for his birth......also present was his whole extended family.
Sweet little Will [named for God's Will] entered out word surrounded in love. He was held and cherished for the hour that he lived. His family [all of his family, aunts, uncles, grandparents, cousins and siblings and parents] were there to let him know that God's Will was done, but in the spirit of love and happiness.
We can not decide destiny......all we can do is embrace our lives, embrace those around us in love and friendship and savor the moments that each day brings to us.
Day by Day......