Really Gone

Now that I have been back a few days, I am just beginning to realize the tremendous loss and damage that occurred in Hugo and the surrounding area while we were out of town.  With both tornado and hail destroying homes and taking a precious life my heart hurts to hear the stories. 

It reminds me that nothing in my life is as valuable as actual life.  Additionally, no discomfort, no small or large irritation, no misinterpretation, no silly dispute or made-up worry can ever compare to the loss of life.  Life is all we have until it is taken. 

Today I pray that I will be content with life, thankful for life, and strongly appreciate the life in front of me. When I look at my children, full of life and love, I know this to be true.  Precious is the life we have.  Nothing else matters.

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