Wednesday, April 14, 2010

"In the blink of an eye"

Have you ever thought about the phrase “in the blink of an eye” and what it truly means? If you have ever been in a car wreck or watched your child do something that you can see is going to hurt but can’t get there in time to stop it you do understand to a certain degree. Recently in our City, this term has come to light in a tragedy that has impacted and changed the lives of two families. One family lost their precious two year old child in a horrific accident and another young man lost his innocence in a way that will haunt him for the rest of his life. I can only sympathize with both families. I have never “by the grace of God” been faced with this type of life changing event. The closest I ever came was when my daughter was a week old and stopped breathing on me two times and I was forced to perform CPR to get her breathing again. That was one of the scariest moments in my life.
I know that does not even come close to what these two families are facing right now. I can only pray that God will give them the strength to get through this time. Our community has really rallied around the two families and is doing all they can to help. It will never bring their child back or erase that young man’s pain, but maybe with time will help them heal. So, when you get bogged down with the minutia that is called life remember that “in the blink of an eye” all can change. God bless you all and kiss your children today!


  1. So very true. I am so proud of Helena for the action of it's citizens. My heart aches for these families. I pray that God will sustain them now and in the days, months and years to come.
    Life is a gift.

  2. only a mother can write that...