Life is such a fragile thing – the awfulness of it being we usually don’t realise this until it’s far too late.
I’m writing this after just reading news that one of my favourite bloggers, Lori from RRSAHM, has undergone a personal tragedy. While details are sketchy at present, from what we know from her final, brief blog is that her young husband, and father of their two small children, is fighting for his life in intensive care. He is also the breadwinner, so just what this means for them financially, I do not know. All I can imagine is, if it were us, I’d be hoping people from my beloved blogging community were also spreading the word for help too.
For many, times are tough, especially after Christmas (I know it all too well!) but if you can spare anything for this wonderful, witty, well written woman and her small family, I know she would be eternally grateful. And of course, many of you are thinking, well, I don’t know her from Adam, therefore it doesn’t affect me. All I say is put yourself in her shoes. There but for the grace of God go you or I.
A Paypal donation widget has been set up on Wanderlust’s blog (click on the hyperlink to access) so if you can donate anything at all, please do. If nothing else, please, keep them in your prayers and your thoughts and send all the vibes you can muster for a safe and speedy recover y of Lori’s beloved husband, and two children under four who need their Daddy healthy, and home.
Husbands are very special. No, they aren’t perfect (neither too are we wives) but we do truly need them in our world – and not just to open the sauce jar. They are the ying to our yang, and even though their personality DNA means they have no idea why we cry so much, or need so many pairs of shoes, they sustain us in ways often unspoken. In our true times of need its to them in which we turn.
So now more than ever, hold tight to those around you who you adore. Life is not a given, it’s a gift. Be sure to treasure it and those you love with every breath you have xx
I have tears in my eyes (again) reading this – it’s all so true.
What a beautiful post in honor of Lori and Tony.
Good Golly Miss Holly! says
Well said Donna x
Hear Mum Roar says
Everything you’ve said is so true. Beautifully put.