Since I’ve become a mom… things that happen in our world affect me differently. Maybe differently isn’t the right word. Deeper. They affect me deeper.
Tragic, horrible, sad things happen all over the world on a day to day basis. They always have. But since I’ve become a mom, when I read about or listen to these stories, it hurts me in a way it never did before. I “feel” pain and sadness deeper than I ever used to. There are days I completely avoid the news because I just cannot take it.
(Do any other moms feel this way??)
I used to work for the Make-A-Wish Foundation and children with life threatening medical conditions and their families have always been close to my heart. Now that I’m a mom, I feel blessed and grateful every day that I have healthy children. I don’t “know” what it is like not to, but I have been lucky enough to meet some wonderful families and learn a little bit about their stories. I was lucky enough to be a small part of helping their wishes come true. I no longer work for Make-A-Wish, but still hold the organization and the families involved close to my heart.
A friend of mine has a very brave cousin named
Erin. I’ve been following her story for some time now. She has battled cancer twice and won. I was very sad to read that the cancer is back. Erin and her family are beginning the fight yet again. I cried when I read this and it hurts deep to even try to imagine what Erin and her family are going through. If you have a minute, read about Erin. Say a prayer, think good healing thoughts, do whatever it is you do for others when they are in need.
Then take a minute and be thankful. Be thankful for the good things…
Read more about Erin's wish to meet Justin Bieber here.