Monday, November 6, 2017


I am heartsick about the tragedy in Sutherland Springs, Texas yesterday. It comes on the heels of the Walmart shooting that was just a few miles from our home last week. When does it end?

At times like this, I have to be more determined than ever to look for God's hand in our world, as it keeps me hopeful that good will indeed prevail. Today I am grateful for the gift of touch.

Brooklynn and Bentley are staying with us for a couple of days! This morning, Emily and I were getting their coats on so she could take them to daycare. We zipped up their winter coats and Brooklynn pulled her fur-lined hood on, playfully peeking out at us. Bentley was all zipped up when I realized one arm never made it into his sleeve. He looked a bit puzzled. As Emily herded them out the door, these two precious little tots, all puffy in their winter coats, my eyes stung with tears. "Oh, Em, they're so beautiful," I said, and gave each a hug. I'm so grateful for the gift of touch, especially being able to sweep up these babies with their rosy, chubby cheeks and smothering them with kisses.


Dianna said...

Karen, what a touching post. Reading here brought tears to my eyes. May we all realize to draw those we love close to us and to never take time with them for granted. xx

Mildred said...

A very touching post, Karen. My heart breaks for yesterday's tragedy. May God bless you and your family.

Mari said...

You brought tears to my eyes with this one too. It makes me want to gather my peeps close.

Melinda said...

Nothing like hugging a small child.

Our country is having such a tough time right now
and I think the biggest question is "WHY?"
Why is there so much violence now?

We just have to put everything I God's hands and
know that he will do what is right.

Enjoy those sweet babies.

M : )

Melanie said...

So sweet, Karen. Amen.

Susanne said...

So heartbreaking. And I had not heard of the walmart shooting. Get as many hugs and kisses as you can on those sweet cheeks!