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April 13, 2007



I came to your site about three hours ago and followed the link to Snickollet's site. Wow. I cannot even comprehend it. I don't want to even think about it. It has crossed my mind about 1,000 times (give or take a million).
You know something? I love DH. I love him but I wonder how much I really appreciate that after two weeks of spring break with kids with special needs that he is willing to take them out by himself to dinner and swimming at the Y just to give me a break to sit on my rump and surf the net.
When he gets home I am sooooo going to tell him how much I appreciate all of the little things he does. I have tears in my eyes and a lump in my throat. I do not ever want to be without him.


It is so wonderful that you can look at the world this way. My father died when I was 5. I don't really remember him, which makes me so sad, but I take comfort in knowing that he and my mother loved very hard for the 15 years they had together, and created a family together, despite his poor health. They lived as if they would always have a tomorrow.

The worst thing that anyone can imagine, and the thing people fear most is knowing that they will die. Of course, we all know we will die, but we imagine it coming to us far in the future in some peaceful and tricky way that we never see coming. But the people I've known who have been touched by terminal illness have made so much of the time they have, that I envy the depth of feelings and joy they understand. I'm not an idiot, and I know that terminal illness is awful and tragic and not worth its dividends. But if only we could all appreciate life so deeply without being faced with such tragedy.

There are so many worries hanging over my head that I let rule my mood and my life. But in context, they are just so trivial. Stories like yours and snicks inspire me to try and live more in the moment, and to appreciate what truly matters. I just went in to the other room and kissed my twin girls all over until they were grinning and laughing hysterically. That matters. The looming deadline on an article I have to write not so much. It will get done. I don't need to shed tears over it.


Ok - this one left me in tears. Beautiful post here. I think you are so right about how your love increases exponentially when you have a kid. So many things so well said here. Thanks!

I was wondering what happened to it! Glad you were able to repost.



Another great post!

I often find myself reading your blog and thinking "yeah! That's *exactly* what I think!" ... but of course I can't write it as succinctly. :)

I just recently wrote on my blog that "worry" grows exponentially after we become parents and although I still think that's true, I felt a pang of shame when I read your post on this topic. Because your perspective - that love grows exponentially - is much healthier and optimistic, I think. :)

This really makes me think, I am so going to hug Ash and be extra nice to Hubby.



I'm a lurker. I don't even remember how I found your blog, but I keep it in a folder on my bookmarks called inspiring. I just want to say thanks for sharing your beautiful soul.

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