Today has been a great day in some ways, but a rough day in others. Today was my friend's baby shower. I am soooo happy for her and her husband! They are so ready for this little miracle, and in just over a month, he'll be here.
But my heart is heavy for another friend - a friend who is, short of divine intervention, saying goodbye to her 1 year old son. This could happen any moment. His story can be found at http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/vincentstringer. He's fought a hard fight the last 6 months, but it appears his fight is coming to an end. Cancer is a vicious disease! Thinking about him, and my dear childhood friend Rebecca and her family, makes me immediately tear up. (If you're reading this, please keep them in your prayers!)
That being said, it's made me appreciate the life I have. Thinking about Ashley and the precious life growing inside of her and little Vincent and the fact that his life has been so short makes me appreciate the fact that I am alive. The fact that I am reasonably healthy is a blessing. I am determined to make the most of it.