Thursday, July 17, 2008

Honoring Hannah


One year ago, Rach and B lost their sweet Hannah, in body. Hannah's death touched our family deeply and I am unable to fully explain how the life of this little girl changed mine forever.

I had always been very thankful for my family and friends, but would often take for granted the time I have with them and the time I have here. On July 19, 2007, that changed. I see Hannah Sparklies in all things big and small now. I honor the time I spend with my family and friends and try to live in the NOW, not tomorrow. I no longer fear I might wake my children up by kissing them goodnight. Now, I do it anyway. I treasure those "moments" more than ever now and try to commit them to memory. I know this is probably not possible. :) I am very forgetful.

Thank you to Hannah for allowing me to find beauty in the ordinary. Thank you to Rach and B for inspiring me. Your family has helped me to be a better mother, friend and wife. I will be forever grateful to you.

Life is full of fleeting moments. Make it your duty to catch and savor them.

With love,


Ruhiyyih Rose said...

I think it was actually on July 19. Nevertheless, yes we were all so moved by her life. What a legacy! Rach and B inspire me too!

Jess T said...

Ruh-you are right. I've gotten my days mixed up. Usually, I am late! I guess I was a bit early this time. :)

Rach said...

Oh, thanks, Jess. I can't wait to see you guys Saturday! :o)

Laura said...

I don't think Rach will ever know how much she added to my life when I stumbled across her blog. Because of her I have fewer regrets than I would have.