My brother and sister-in-law were in a serious car accident this past week. We are so fortunate that they are on the road to recovery and doing well.  It’s amazing how life can change in a matter of seconds.

As we navigated this past week with them through emergency rooms, surgeries, physical therapy and rehab, I was touched once again with the reality of how very fragile the gift of life is and how much I take for granted. Their new struggles shed a very different light on my small aches and pains, fatigue and busy schedule. I don’t want to miss this opportunity to be renewed in gratitude for the life I’ve been given. God is indeed very, very good.

I’m also aware in a new way of the tremendous support system we have among family, friends, co-workers, Sisters and so many others.  It’s good to know we have wonderful companions on our journey through life.

May you experience in some small way today a renewed awareness and gratitude for the amazing gift of life.

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  1. Teri on September 17, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    Thanks for the reminder to be grateful – reasons for gratitude surround me daily.

  2. Marilyn Antonini on September 18, 2012 at 2:44 am

    Your family members will be remembered in my prayers so they might have a speedy recovery. Life is fragile – handle with prayer.

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