Today, Eric Meyer wrote about an unimaginably difficult situation that he and his family are dealing with:
We asked Rebecca to sit with us on the half-couch situated against the short wall of the child psychologist’s small office. She clambered up into Kat’s lap, facing toward me, looking at me sidelong with her unique mixture of shyness and impishness. I was already having trouble drawing my breath, arrested by her affection for and trust in us, and pierced by the knowledge of what we were about to do to her.
“Honey, we want to talk to you about something.”
Do take the time to read the whole post. Powerfully poignant and heartbreaking in its vulnerability, it reminds us what is really important in life. It isn’t work, nor is it gaining material possesions. All that falls away when what really matters is thrust in to such sharp relief. Go give the people you love a big hug and treasure the time you spend together with them. There is nothing more important.