Today

Everything I wanted to blog about today seems insignificant.

Last night a series of deadly storms swept through the central part of the USA, killing 16 people. People who, earlier in the day and weekend, had no idea that their time with their friends and loved ones was coming to an end.

It is sad how tragedies like this bring about so much perspective: “crises” in my life seem so small and unimportant, things I normally complain about seem petty, and I’m so much more thankful for the time I’m spending at home with my kids.  We can get so wrapped up in whatever is going on, making mountains out of mole-hills, losing sight of the precious time we have right here, right now.

Tragedies make me feel more human than ever before. None of us are exempt from death; we are never guaranteed another breath, or moment with our loved ones.

So for the rest of today, I’m closing my laptop, logging off Facebook, and spending as much time as I can doing what matters most: making memories with my family.

My thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and families affected by the tornadoes! ❤

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