Tuesday, February 9, 2016

"Life Is Not Perfect"

Touching, poignant, humbling. 

Read the whole thing.

"Life is not perfect."

"I grew up on a farm. I had a simple upbringing and my parents instilled in me that each day is a blessing. We don’t know how long we have."

"Before I had Jordan, I’d had a number of miscarriages. It took four-and-a-half years to get him. I was on upside-down bed rest when I was pregnant, and it was a huge struggle to have him make it. Nobody chooses this life but it was the life we were given, so we had to make the most of it."

"Life was good and every night my husband and I would turn to each other and say: 'We’re so blessed to have him.' Even now, as I’m going through the [worst] part of raising a child—having a child pass—I tell myself 'We could have only had him for 10 days, and I had him for five years.' I have so many life memories of things we did together and these are the things I cherish now."