Tuesday, October 25, 2011


I can't believe it's been over a week since I last posted. Sorry about that. I've been dealing with a stubborn head cold and when I'm sick, I just don't think about blogging. Today I was going to post some exciting news, and a giveaway, but it didn't feel right today.

Today is a heavy day because a lovely woman has lost her 4 year battle to breast cancer. A wife, and mother of three, only 36 years old. And although I didn't know her well personally, I have followed her journey from the beginning. Her father is Ethan's teacher at the middle school, her son is one of Ethan's fellow students. I know she will be missed, but she has left a loving legacy of faith, and service, and endurance.

Today, I wanted to post something.

Last week while I was feeling really crummy, I snuggled into my bed and turned on my favorite movie, "You've Got Mail." That movie makes me so happy. It makes me smile, it makes me cry. And this time when I watched it, there was a line that struck me like it never had before, and I haven't been able to stop thinking about it...

"Sometimes I wonder about my life. I lead a small life. Well, valuable, but small. And sometimes I wonder... do I do it because I like it? Or because I haven't been brave? So much of what I see reminds me of something I read in a book... when shouldn't it be the other way around?"

Today, I wanted to post something.