Monday, February 28, 2011


"Know what's weird? Day by day, nothing seems to change. But pretty soon, everything is different."  --Bill Watterson (Calvin & Hobbes author)

As a child, there are few things more important than playtime and snacks. Little ones look upon the world with innocent eyes. Mommies, daddies, and grandparents are infallible protectors.

Today, I am a grown-up suffering from a major reality check. More and more mommy friends are seeking counseling and anti-depressants. I have friends battling cancer and heart disease. People I love are stuck in abusive relationships. Death has even come too soon for a few.

Is this what you call a mid-life crisis?

I feel extremely blessed that my family is healthy and happy. We have our own stresses and disappointments, but we are doing just fine. My wish for my precious daughter is that she may hold onto her youthful innocence for as long as possible. I don't want her to know pain or heartache or loneliness. I don't want her to lose part of her heart to worry for her friends. My wish for Amelia is happiness. We will focus on each day at a time, and hopefully turn every moment into a good memory.

For my friends and loved ones... you know who you are. Stay strong and make memories of your own. Smiles are a potent cure for just about everything.
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