November 05, 2009


Lately my days are filled with dilemmas, from what to pack for school lunches to finding patience for bedtime fears. My latest dilemma has changed me forever: my daughter's best friend is dying of leukemia and I don't know how to tell Honeybun. How do you explain why a sweet child had to suffer 8 years of torture? How do you face this and help your child do so too? How do you justify everything when something like this uproots that very same everything?

What I have learned is this: we have now. No matter what befalls us in the little annoyances, joys, lack of patience, sleeplessness, etc., we have right now. Tomorrow may never be, so gather all the moments of pure joy you can. Sorrow like this cuts my very soul.

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