‘Twas the night before Mother’s Day

I am thankful. I have her and I will never take it for granted she is in my life. These words carry so much weight tonight as I read two tragic stories on Facebook from mothers I know. 

A girl I went to high school with took her teenage daughter to the hospital with what she thought was appendicitis. It turned out to be a rare form of leukemia. Her daughter will need chemo and six months in the hospital. 

Another mother who struggled with loss in her first pregnancy but then went on to have a daughter and a set of twin boys, lost one of the two year old twins in his sleep the other day. 

My heart breaks for them. I cannot imagine the pain. The thought of it tightens my throat and makes me want to cry. This Mother’s Day will not be a joyous day for them. Their lives are forever changed. They are in my prayers. Hold your babies close and love them. It can all change so quickly. 

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