Monday, May 18, 2009

A snapshot...

Sometimes, the most simple moment is also the most profound.

Maybe its looking up and seeing two miracles walking across the grass.

It can bring a love and sadness and joy so strong it will bring you to your knees. In public. Surrounded by so many others. Others that see your face and know so many of your thoughts. And will get down on their knees with you and bless God, or fate or whatever power they believe in.

A look to the left. A quick glance. A child that survived cancer. A child that was left in the darkness of the night, just before dawn.

They shouldn't be here.

We should be broken by loss. Or aching with empty arms for a child that never was.


Their arms are here. Wrapped around us.

Their hearts are ours - for loving and safe keeping.

Their laughter and tears are a part of our days and nights.

What they add to our lives is not measurable.

And mostly, we forget, in the everyday sameness of life, just what an astounding blessing this day brings.

Until we look up. And catch a glimpse out of the corner of our eyes.

Of two miracles. Walking through the grass.


  1. Wow! Thanks! That is the most beautiful picture I have seen in a long time. And commentary! God is good! I thank God for my miracle child(ren) and yours.

  2. I have chills all over my neck. That was beautifully written.

  3. That was so lovely! It brought tears to my eyes.

  4. Simply beautiful ~ both the picture, and the reminder.
    Thank you.

  5. That is the most touching post. Just wonderful!