And now we arrive at the flip side of joy...the painful, unfair, scary, and unknown circle of life side. News that Peder is terribly sick and facing another cancer site - and he's the age of our son John. News that a father of four young children in Minnesota has lost his life battle, news that a beloved Mother-in- Law to Melissa has passed away in Pennsylvania, news that a friend has had a serious car accident, news that Anne's friend is having difficulty carrying her twins, news that the search for survivors in Haiti is now officially ended.
I try to be one who looks towards the bright side of life, but today I feel sad for the dear ones who are having the walk through darkness. I pray for you, and it is my hope that the circle of life will soon bring the good stuff back...it's there but has a timeline all of its own.