Thursday, May 1, 2008

Thinking out loud

So, today I was thinking about life as the snow was coming down this first day of May. One of the many thoughts that came to my mind was, "Tell me again why I live here, it's not supposed to be snowing right now." That got me thinking about other things too. Like how small a problem snow is when compared to the other things in life we have to deal with.

My mom called me at work this morning, since that seems to be the only place she can get ahold of me, and told me all the happenings of Grace. I didn' t know this, but there have been two deaths in the last couple of weeks there. One was a suicide, one of the teachers, the other a teenager with what they thought was only a cold, turns out it was something more. She was in my little brother's class. That's the second classmate they have lost this year. In a town where the graduating class is 40 people or so, that's quite the impact. It makes you think about life and how short it is. It helps to put things into perspective.

At the beginning of the day I really wanted to do a "blog of complaints" about how crappy life can be sometimes, but really I have it good. The snow means that we have more water to help us out of the drought, the fact that I have something to complain about means that I'm still living. Even in our trials there is a lot to be thankful for.


  1. Can you believe everything that has happened in tiny ole' Grace. I think everyone is still in shock with both deaths.