Roses on 2nd South. SLC, May 2012.
I can't stop thinking about something I heard yesterday. Through a friend, I heard about an unimaginable tragedy that occurred over the weekend. Someone I went to high school with lost her daughter on Saturday. And her daughter was only a few weeks older than Alice.
I don't know how or why or what the circumstances of her death were and I won't pretend to know what her parents are going through. But to think of anything happening to Alice makes my entire body hurt. It makes my heart ache to imagine my world without my daughter. No parent should ever have to go through something so tragic as losing their child. No one should ever have to endure that kind of pain. It just isn't fair.
So today, I am holding Alice a bit longer. Squeezing her a little tighter. And kissing her even more. And I am reminded to not take any moment with her for granted. Not one.
Because she is alive and well. And I am so lucky for that.