Friday, September 18, 2015

May Your Soul Take Flight................................


I guess I just don't know where to begin..................................

In the past week there was a little girl in the news. She, 2 years old, with bright, mischievous eyes, and a smile....oh, what a smile.... she was missing.

The reason she was on the news was because she had been taken from her home in the middle of the night.  Her daddy was found later, in the home, murdered.

An amber alert hit the airwaves, It seemed like the whole world was searching for her.....there was hope......

As I was laying in bed that night, the news of the discovery of her tiny lifeless body hit.

I didn't personally know this child, nor her surviving family, but for some reason the news of her death, the sudden absence of the hope she might be ok, hit me like a ton of bricks.

I wept. I sobbed for the terror her last moments must have been. A tiny defenseless angel in the hands of a monster. Every nightmare coming to life.

What kind of an animal does that? How broken does a human have to be to justify such actions in his own mind?

I will grieve for this little angel, her Daddy, and her family. My heart breaks for them. I can't even pretend to understand the level of their pain. All I can do is cry with them, and hope for anything even remotely resembling justice, for none really exists.

Hug your babies, no matter how big or how old. Make the very most of your time between the sunsets. The way you experience that time can change so quickly.

Speaking of hugs, they will be plentiful this weekend, as life and time marches and we try to focus on happier things.

First, tomorrow, our niece gets married. It's going to be an incredible celebration of love and family. There will be a lot of dancing, a ton of laughs, and many, many hugs, guaranteed.

Then, on Sunday is Saskatoon's "Word On The Street" Festival! There will be bunch of people out, a great variety of vendors and guests, and it's looking like Mother Nature is going to cooperate very nicely, We will be hanging out downtown from 10:30 - 5, in front of the library, come on down and say hi!

Well folks, I hate to write and run, but I kind of have to..........

Until next time I'll leave you with this wish.................

May your soul take flight, leaving behind all pain, any fear.
May you be forever in your Daddy's arms, held close, so dear.

May we take the steps to fix our world, catching evil before it strikes.
May we do a better job of protecting our innocents, they look to us, these wee tykes.

May we hold our babies close, yet find the balance to let them grow.
May we create a better place for them, one of peace, kindness, one we can proudly bestow.


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