Sitting outside, on the porch, under the spotty shade of the tree in our front yard.
Enjoying the warmth of the sun on my skin.
Enjoying the breeze as it gently rustles through the leaves.
Listening to the wind chimes sing their tune as the wind gently caresses them with invisible fingers.
A beautiful day here in the Pacific Northwest.
Kaylee is next door playing with her friends. They are swimming in a little pool. Screaming and laughing and having fun.
It's summer. That's what kids do. Right?
Little did I know that at this exact same moment? A young boy swimming in the lake at the park that is five minutes away from our house, drowned.
So easily this could have been my child, my neighbor's child, your child.
How quickly things can change.
How sad that in an instant, life can be taken away.
There is a family in my neighborhood grieving tonight.
My heart breaks for them.
This is a reminder to not take things for granted. To enjoy the moments when they happen. To be in the moment.
So tonight, hold your loved ones a little closer.
Give that extra snuggle.
Take that last minute hug.
You never know when it will be the last time.