It was so hard to see this woman who has always been so in control of her life lying in a hospital bed, barely able to move or communicate with us. My niece Leah (pictured) broke my heart when she petted Aunt Sue's hand and told her she was praying for her. It really made me think about all the whining and complaining I do that I don't even mean to do or realize that I'm doing. An unexpected red light or setback at work or empty snack drawer really pales in comparison to someone fighting for her life.
This image of Leah at Christmas, so intent on discovering what Santa had brought, is a great example of the things I want to keep in mind more often. I hope you may be inspired to do the same, and while you're at it, please send out a prayer or a positive thought or a good vibe for my Aunt Sue. Thanks.