With the tragic and untimely death of a relative of mine recently, I am reminded of the brevity of life. Only...I just was. The whole nation was. Remember? A month ago when twenty 1st graders went to school and never came home? I'm sort of left feeling like I really didn't need this one.
Yet, people will grieve and very slowly start to reform their lives around this new fact, forever changed.
Of course, it causes people to re-examine things / relationships and when I think about this blog and sit down to "write" with this type of news so fresh in my mind, blogging seems so futile and frivolous. But when I think of parents who someday would probably love to sit back and submerge themselves in some day-to-day history such that they don't ever forget even the small idiosyncrasies, I realize that it's time well spent.
And so I share that today was a great day spent with my 4-year old sidekick. Cole and I were up and at 'em early this morning for my exercise class, then his swim class, then the mall for lunch and shopping. I revel in the fact that he still reaches up for my hand whenever we're walking side by side. I love that he was uber excited by the soda dispenser that used a cool elevator-like machine to dispense his water bottle. I love that we sat at the high top tables in the food court because who needs boosters anymore? And I loved that he uttered the words "this was the best day ever" on the way home. And I'm glad I wrote this down, because I'm sure I'll want to remember this.
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