I will start by saying this has been a tough week. Long days at the office, our house falling through, I was ready for the weekend.
This morning, our external hard-drive crashed.
All of our pictures from the past 5 years of marriage... yes, I was almost physically sick. 1st Christmas... New York... Europe... you don't even want to imagine how I felt, or picture the temper tantrum I pitched in front of my husband (that was definitely a new all-time low for me). We have looked into it, and there is a possibility we may be able to recover what was on it. But, it's going to be $$$. So for the rest of the day, I have been throwing myself a small pity party.
Until I came across this that one of my friend's posted on Facebook: Avery's Bucket List
I then felt ashamed. Ashamed of the fact that I got so upset today about pictures. Pictures. Ashamed of the fact that I caved at something so trivial when this little girl's family has embraced something so impossibly hard and devastating. I then felt thankful beyond words for the health that God has blessed me and my family with. Health. Something that is such a gift but something that I take for granted almost every single day. Something that no amount of money can buy. It definitely made me think about the last 12 hours from a different perspective. With complete and humble thanks.