Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Hug Your Kid

This morning I answered the cell phone to a crying, upset, close to hysterical girl on the other end.  She'd just gotten into her first-ever car accident and she was very scared.  In that flash of a second when I was waiting for my child to tell me she was not badly hurt my heart rate rocketed and fear gripped every muscle in my body.  She has a few minor cuts. She is sore. She's a little shaken up. But thank-you-God she is just fine. 

An earthquake in my not so distant memory taught me that life is so very fleeting, precious, fragile, and totally unpredictable ... I was reminded of this again today.

Go hug your kid.  (Or anyone else you love that needs to know it.)