Friday, July 29, 2011


Sometimes life is hard~ excruciatingly hard, and more so for some people than for others. Several months ago, I was "introduced" to a little girl named Leah. Leah from the same town as us, Leah who has an adoring older brother, Leah who has two parents completely devoted to their children, Leah who loves crafts, the color pink and piggies, Leah who was diagnosed with brain cancer in March of this year, and sadly, Leah who lost her valiant fight with brain cancer this past week at the mere age of 5. How can it be?

I find myself frequently visiting her facebook page and viewing the photos of this gorgeous little child. How can it be possible that this child, so full of life, is no longer on this Earth? How can it be possible that this family will be able to rise through the deep sorrow and continue on with their lives?

This family...mother, father, daughter, son is remarkably similar to our family. I can't even begin to imagine the grief...

I never met this little girl, but she left a footprint, one much greater than her shoe size. She demonstrated the value of everyday life. She forever changed not only her family, but an entire community of people who fell in love with her. Thank you Leah for teaching me to look at each and every moment as one of worth and something to be cherished. Thank you to Leah's family for sharing your story and your precious Leah with all of us...I know I am forever changed...

Photo taken from Facebook

"When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight." ~Kahlil Gibran

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