If you're one of my regular readers, you will have noticed my absence this week. I'm not sure how to say what I'm about to say and I've wondered if I should say anything at all. You know my blog is all sunshine and rainbows, but this post isn't...it's far from it. I feel like I can't just move on to blogging all happy things without first getting this off my chest. Chances are I will delete this post in the very near future, but I'm still putting it out to the world for now.
My children and I witnessed a very brutal and horrific crime recently and were in the line of danger as we were helpless to escape what was happening before us. There I said it. It wasn't exactly the afternoon I had planned for us. I think I'm telling you for a couple of reasons. One, I want it to be my testimony that while I always feel the presence of God with me, I especially felt Him there with us that day. I don't understand why we were there or why He couldn't have stopped the crime altogether, but His understanding is greater than mine. And two, to say be kind to someone today. Not just the fun random acts of kindness, but the go out of your way to be kind to someone. Let your pride go, swallow your harsh words, be a little more patient you just don't know what day, week, year, or life someone is having.
With a lot of support from family and friends and some help from professionals, we're all doing pretty well with working through the trauma. I'm hoping that I'll be back to posting sunshine and rainbows next week. And while I'm saying that, I do hope you realize that my kids ARE kids and aren't always the little angels they might seem on this blog. Like right now, one is on the floor squalling about something unintelligible. I think it has something to do with not liking the breakfast they were served.
Anyway, thank you for listening and I hope you have a wonderful day.