A ten year old boy in our community lost his four year long battle with cancer last week. I didn’t know him personally but his death has really been felt by all the parents and children here. While I feel incredibly sad, the loss of Michael has also made me so incredibly grateful for each hug I have received from the girls over the past few days. Everything seems a bit more important. I want to pay more attention. I want to slow down. I want to be here. I wish it didn’t take the big stuff to remind us of the little stuff but for whatever reason, it does.
I found this quote earlier today that seems to say what I have been thinking lately.
“There are two ways to live your life- one is as though nothing is a miracle, the other is as though everything is a miracle.”
– Albert Einstein
From everything I have read about Michael, it seems he would believe that everything is a miracle. I think I’ll go with that too…