We have all had those weeks. Those weeks where it seems that the only thing you hear is bad news. The past week has been like that. Found out a friend at our church was been diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. Another church friend’s wife was rushed to hospital and needed emergency surgery. My Mom and Aunt were both in the hospital last week. New Mom had a cousin pass away very unexpectedly. Today I found out a coworker s husband collapsed and passed away last night.
Where am I going with this? Am I just sharing misery? Possibly, but there is a point coming, I promise. This kind of a week would shake most to their very core. But as a parent, it’s even worse. When I heard about my coworker, all I wanted to do was log out, drive home and hug new mom and our son. There is truly nothing scarier than thinking about not having them.
That’s what this post is about. When I was single, I didn’t have anyone else to worry about. As a married couple your fear grows. As an adult the thought is terrifying. Being a parent seems to have made weeks like this mean so much more.
Be very thankful. Hug your wife and kids. Make sure you are prepared if something happens to you or your significant other.
With so many things beyond our control and comprehension, we will never be immune to loss of love ones, illness, and just other challenges, but as long as we are thankful for what we have, hopefully it will make these kind of weeks easier to handle.