I've posted before about my online moms board and how they have totally and absolutely become a huge part of my life over the past five years. We've been there for each other to share the joys and the trials of our lives. Most of us share perhaps more openly with each other online than we do in our day to day lives. It has been a safe place and refuge for each of us over the years. We've collectively gone through the loss of one of our dear sweet May 2007 babies (Meghan), miscarriages, special needs diagnoses, children's surgeries, job loss, family struggles, health and relationship issues to list just a few.
Tonight as I sit here, healthy with my children asleep in their beds, I am reminded of the frailty of this life - of how it only takes one moment to lose everything your heart so desperately needs. I cannot fathom what Randi's husband Clay and her daughters are going through right now. I sit here, states away, feeling helpless. I am so thankful for those of us able to make the journey to be with Randi and her family.
So please, if you are a praying person (and even if you're not) say a prayer for Randi and her family. Send positive thoughts out into the universe. Perhaps she'll be able to tell that people are thinking of her and sending her their best. And the next chance you get, love on your kids, your friends, your significant other. There is no time like the present to make sure those you love know just how deep that love is.