E woke up happy and refreshed this morning. Thankfully, she stayed this way the rest of the day too. Guess her canker sore pain has finally started to go away! A happy E is always better than an unhappy E.
I braved the sea of people going to work
So that I can spend my morning here (Tokyo Immigration Office)
In order to renew my work permit
The Work I do (It’s the computers not the books)
This article: When Children Die First: A Meditation on the Unthinkable.
There is only this: the knowledge that parenting is a privilege, a gift not granted fairly to all. The awfulness, the horror of losing a child, is only possible if you have somehow been fortunate enough to become a parent in the first place.
It’s not exactly my choice of article to read first thing in the morning but it was sitting there in my Google reader as if to say that I should read it. In light of all the recent sadness going on in my family, this one really struck home for me. I pray to God that I never have to go through anything like this and I pray that you guys never have to either.
If you have children, hold them close and hold them tightly and thank God for every single moment you have with them. I know I do everyday.
This past 2 weeks have been a bit stressful as I finished up my summer class and tried to fit all sorts of stuff into my schedule. The whirlwind of activities and E’s unexpected canker sore has kept me preoccupied enough that for one moment, I stopped worrying and thinking about my sister and the situation her husband is in. The physical distance between where we live also contributed to the temporary distraction.
Until I saw this screensaver on a computer I was working on at work.
And I all the worry came back again.
I’m still praying for that miracle they need.
I Love You Because
The count is currently at
and will go up more tonight since I am taking a break from reading blogs today. Hopefully it won’t pile up too much…