Normally, at the end of my posts I share something personal that's happening, but my posts have been so chock full of info this week, that I left it out. They were already long enough. ;) So today I'm sharing my Life Lately.
I got the saddest news yesterday. There was a two year little boy from my hometown that passed away from cancer. I hate that this is a common occurrence now and especially in my small hometown. While I did not know him personally, I knew of his family, and my niece Stella was best friends with him. They all go to the same church. I followed his story from when he was diagnosed in July, to the surgery, to the heartbreaking news that the chemo didn't work, to the devastating news over Christmas that after another round of chemo there was nothing they could do.
Around 3 or 4 am yesterday, I sat straight up in bed thinking he had passed away. I couldn't go back to sleep. Yesterday, he did pass away in the early afternoon. I know he's pain-free now, but it's so heartbreaking. My heart breaks for his family and his big sister. He was born the day after the youngest girl I nanny for, so I broke my work rule of never crying and held her and cried. Sometimes you just need to hold a baby (or a pup) to make it better.
But the amazing thing of this was the way my hometown came together. Everyone donated or somehow did something to help that family. I don't think there was one person not affected by his story. That little boy and his family are covered in prayers. I didn't like growing up in a small town--I saw a lot of small mindedness, a lot of prejudice, and a lot of not accepting others. But in times like this, it makes me proud of my roots. Prayers for the family of Camp.
How about some good news? I feel silly talking about my life after such sadness, but I don't want to end this post on a sad note. My weekend was nice--the weather has been unseasonably warm, so it's been great to play with the kids. I got rid of a ton of stuff, including over 50 books, which was so hard, but needed to be done. I ran all the boring grown up errands, so it was a productive weekend.
I got my hair cut and a little lighter yesterday. It's always the best feeling getting your hair done. Instant mood lifter.
I also got new sheets and they are amazing. The smallest of things makes me happy! You can tell you're an adult if you get excited to sleep, ha ha.
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