Taken Too Soon

Hi mamas.

I had a regular post scheduled with a color challenge, some Gentry news and other VIT (very important topics).  But…

 I feel compelled to send a reminder versus a regular post today.

My cousin Meg was out for a run yesterday morning with her husband while her three young children were in school. She was hit and killed by a drunk driver.

I’m not writing this for sympathy, I’m writing this to send all that read it a message we all too often forget.

Cherish those dirty diapers,

cherish those early morning wake up calls,

cherish those phone calls from your husband asking “what’s for dinner” at 8:30AM,

cherish those trips back and forth to the soccer field,

cherish those temper tantrums,

cherish those piles of laundry,

cherish those drawings on the wall,


Because how empty would your life be without them?

God doesn’t give us what we can handle, he helps us handle what we are given.

PS- Thanks for all your excitement from becoming Be Mom Strong Captains yesterday.  Having so many prepping to inspire women to get healthy helped on a rough day.



30 thoughts on “Taken Too Soon

  1. Amy A says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. I had heard this story already but your personal connection makes it all the more real. Thanks for the reminder and praying for her family.

  2. cldem says:

    So sorry for your loss Emma. It is a tragedy that someone so young fell victim to someone else’s bad choices. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    💜 Cyanne

  3. Shelley says:

    So sorry to hear about your cousin. But you are very right cherish all those moments. I learned about cherishing those moments in being an EMT you see way to many “bad” things happen to people and I feel for all those families.

  4. megroach says:

    I am so sorry to hear this Emma! We do often take things for granted, so this was a nice reminder to cherish what we have and are given. My family will be in my thoughts during this time.

  5. Change of Pace says:

    Oh, Emma. I am so sorry to read this. i’ll be thinking of Meg’s family, and you and your’s. I truly cannot understand how people are still drinking and driving, but that’s a rant for another day.
    Give G a monster hug, and embrace Justin’s stinky cycling clothing. I’m sending you lots of love.

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