Wednesday, April 8, 2009

With a Heavy Heart


Life is busy. Days become filled with the everyday chores of life that are so familiar to me. There are meals to plan, groceries to purchase, laundry to do, house cleaning that needs done, bills to pay, homework to help with, sports practices to make, phone calls to return --the list could go on forever. It is so easy to take for granted that each day will start the same, be filled with these chores and end with a goodnight kiss from my loved ones. Every once in a while something will happen to remind me of the uncertainty of life and just how much each day is a gift. Last Saturday a situation occurred here in Pittsburgh that ended so tragically with three of our city police officers losing their lives. It was a senseless act leaving several small children without their Daddies and many family members asking Why. As I watched on my television this afternoon the procession of family members, officers and the public filing in to pay their respects to these fallen heroes, my heart just broke. My heart aches for their loss. Their lives are changed forever. Through this senseless tragedy I have been reminded to stop in life's ongoing rush and appreciate my family and all that I have. It also reminds me to appreciate those who place their lives on the line daily for our protection. With a brother-in-law who is a police officer and a son contemplating this profession, this tragedy brings home to me how we need to pray for the safety of these special men and women. In support of our police officers and to honor those who have lost their lives we have been asked to place a blue light in our window. A small token of support to those who give so much of themselves for us. Thank you to all those who serve.

8 comments:

The Pink Bird House said...

Mimi, even over here I heard about that tragedy. What a senseless loss of the lives of good people! And it does make you stop to think, that while we are dashing thru our days doing the endless chores from hour to hour, and complaining that it just does not seem to stop, that there are others who have so much more reason to be sad. It breaks my heart to think about those families who are suffering so much right now with their loss. You wrote about it just beautifully, putting thoughts into words that really touched me!! Well written, good post, dear friend. take care, Debby

Donna said...

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Lynn said...

Beautiful post Mimi, I saw this on the news here in Canada too, what a tragedy :( God bless the family members who are left and those who serve and protect us.

Scrap for Joy said...

A very sad day indeed here in Pittsburgh. You are so right about taking for granted that we will always be here. Tragedies like this make us stop and rethink our priorities. We honor those who have fallen in the line of duty protecting citizens like us. We pray that God bring comfort to the families and friends left behind. Peace be with them. Well written my friend.

Viv (VivLyn) said...

It was very sad and unfortunately there are way too many senseless tragedies lately. My heart is with all of those left. Take care my friend.

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

A beautifully written post. Thank you for sharing the thoughts of your heart. Life truly can be taken in an unexpected moment, which is why we should never take it or our loved ones for granted.
Have a blessed Easter with your family.

LisaJanelle said...

Happy Easter Mimi....Let me know when you are ready to work on the cookbook cover for me again....Thanks...

marie said...

Thank you for this lovely post.

Too often we take for granted the brave men and women who work to protect us...and too often we take for granted the time we have with those we care about.
Thanks so much for these sweet reminders.

I'm praying the Lord ministers in a very special way to the families and friends of these three police officers...and that He protects all those who work to protect us.

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