Today I am thankful, so, so, so, so thankful that my son is alive, healthy, happy, and the absolute light of my life.
I know, I repeat myself every Thursday. But a dear friend of mine lost her 3 year old son this week in a horrific, terrifying accident and she is going through every parents worst nightmare and living hell. And it could just as easily be any one of us parents who has to go through it next. I wish NO parent had to suffer the way my friend is suffering.
And in the face of it all, in her darkest hour, she had the courage, the peace of heart, and peace of mind, to consent to her son’s organs being donated, so that he could give other children the chance to LIVE, a chance he has now lost. For her courage, her generosity, I am also so very thankful, as are a few parents of critically ill children, I’d imagine.
I’m thankful for at least one moderator who had the compassion to take down nasty comments that were made about my friend on a Facebook page. The fact that some people can hide behind a computer screen and spout so much CRAP, hurtful, unfair, and unjustified CRAP is disgusting. I’m glad this moderator put an end to it. In the same breath, I’m thankful for all who have rallied behind my friend and sent messages of love, strength, prayer, peace.
If ever there was a week for me to be thankful for everything I have, this is it. Life can be turned on its head in an instant, the rug swept out from under you. Everyone takes it for granted. Everyone assumes there’ll be tomorrow. It’s not a given.