Wednesday, September 21, 2011

A Moment of Reflection

September 21, 2011

September 21, 2011

Dress: Talbots
Sweater: J Crew
Belt: Danier Leather

Shoes: Naturalizer

Things are going to get a little heavy in here.

Last night while driving home, I was tired (these long days are wearing me down), worried (my car needs some $$$ work) and frustrated (traffic was moving so slow). Then the source of the traffic jam was revealed.

Last Saturday a local teacher was killed in a motor bike accident on the road I take every time I leave my house. It was a bright sunny day. A truck pulled out of my neighborhood gas station and hit him and he was gone. His death has struck a chord in our small city. He was a great teacher and was so young (only 27).

Yesterday was his funeral.
As I drove home today feeling angry in the traffic, I neared the spot where the accident happened (and where the traffic was at a standstill). There were 100s of bikes gathered in tribute and flowers lined the side of the road.

I was overcome with appreciation of all that I have. No matter what problems I face, I am still here. I still have my husband to go home to. I still have my parents and my brother. Those are the most important things.


  1. Thank you for putting things in perspective. It is easy to get caught up in all the negative but it is important to appreciate life and the people in it. <3

  2. Tragedies really put things in perspective. God works in ways like that.

  3. That is very sad. I am sure his students must be so upset. I hope that you have a peaceful, life-affirming weekend.