My prayers go out to Steven Curtis Chapman and his family on the loss of their daughter, Maria. I heard his song, Cinderella, on the radio a few months ago for the first time and was really touched by it.
Last night I was so tired and just fell into bed with my boys. They will soon say they are too old for bedtime snuggles so I try to get them in as much as possible. I think everyone who hears of this tragedy will hold tight to their children a little this week. My heart goes out to Maria's brother who will have to carry the pain of killing his sister for the rest of his life. I pray that God will give them all comfort during this comfortless time.
Mike's dad's cancer is pretty bad. It makes us realize that spending time with loved ones is terribly important. My sister-in-law and I were discussing the difficulty in going about our daily business when something so monumental is going on in our lives. We will make room for what is important and eschew the rest.