Monday, April 15, 2013

Is anyone out there?

I am not sure how many readers I have left. I realize I am averaging 3-4 blog entries a month, and that often readers disappear when a blog is neglected. I have been reading a lot of my old entries lately and realized how much I really enjoy having them to look back on. I am hoping to get back to regular blogging (or at least Wordless Wednesdays to start!) after the baby is born.

Lots has been going on here; so much, that I don't really know where to start. I am coming up on my final three weeks of pregnancy and feeling good physically, but "done" emotionally. It seems as during the past few months there has been a lot of stress in our lives, and finding time to really think about what is good and important has been hard to find.

Until tonight. Katherine and Will are obsessed with Wheel of Fortune lately. Dinner, showers, and homework all have to be planned around Pat Sajak, and if for some reason we can't fit it all in, the DVR has to be set to record Channel 5 at 6:30PM. It is fun to hear them talk about how they can't wait to watch, and Katherine is actually quite good at figuring out the puzzles.

However, tonight Wheel of Fortune wasn't on. Katherine was devastated and couldn't understand why the guide said it was going to be on, and yet it wasn't. It was preempted because of the coverage of the Boston Marathon bombings. As I sat and tried to explain this to my 7-year-old, it hit me that this is one of the moments that I dread as a parent. Trying to explain why such evil exists in this world; why time after time there are individuals out there who think it is okay to kill and hurt innocent people? Obviously our conversation was short, and not many details were given--just that there was important news that needed to be on instead.

Tonight, my thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families. I am hugging my children and my husband a bit tighter. As the five (well, six really!) of us sat reading books on Katherine's bed tonight, I was able to focus on what is important. Life is crazy, and such a roller coaster at times, and sometimes it is hard to look past the evil that exists. However, we must try, because on the flip side, there is so much good in this world as well.


  1. Glad the next generation loves Wheel of Fortune as much as I do...your kids make me happy:)


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