Sasha 6yo

Each passing day is a gift

6 years of her infectious smile and laughter.

I got pretty emotional this week thinking about how quickly Sasha’s growing up. As they say, the nights are long but the years are short.

I love how sensitive and smart she is.
How she cares for her two little sisters.
Talented beyond measure. Wise beyond her years.

Every firstborn changes their parents’ lives forever, and Sasha was no different. She’s still teaching us so much about parenthood.

Also this week, a work associate — someone I greatly respect — shared that his eldest son was diagnosed with a rare autoimmune disorder. A smart kid and college athlete is now confined to the ICU, unable to move his hands and feet. I can only imagine what parents go through on an emotional level during such times. My heart ached thinking about their family.

It’s so easy to get caught up in the day-to-day that we forget just how short our time here is, what our priorities should be, and what we are eventually destined for. All we can do is make the most of the time we have. Leave this world a little better than you found it.

You do not know about tomorrow. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes.
James 4:14

Happy birthday darling Sasha. It’s been such a fulfilling experience watching you grow in mind, body and spirit. Know that only God can love you more than we do.

Each passing day is a gift. Carpe diem—there’s no other way to live.