Thursday evening, a co-worker was displaced from her apartment thanks to a lightning fire. They’re OK, but they had to permanently relocate over the weekend.
Friday morning, I woke up to Christy asking me, “Did you hear about The Dark Knight Rises in Denver?” this was not what I had expected to hear! If I hadn’t sworn off midnight premieres after Revenge of the Sith almost did me in the next day, there’s a good chance I would have gone to a midnight showing Thursday night. While that doesn’t constitute any type of near-miss or anything, it is quite a sobering thought to think about how excited you can be about a movie like that, only to have everything you’ve ever known ripped from you in a few brief moments. My heart continues to break for everyone who was impacted by this act of evil.
On a MUCH happier note, we celebrated a milestone birthday with my mom yesterday.
With all of these events swirling around together, I have been reminded over and over again this week that life is precious. Life is unpredictable. Each breath we take is a gift. I will not take these gifts for granted. Today, maybe in a way that’s different than on other days, I am extremely thankful for the beautiful gift of life.