Wednesday, September 28, 2005

A Mother's Word

In an email message yesterday Ross's mother Sharon Fortis shared the bitter pain of her loss.

"If God had said to me, 25 years ago, 'I have a baby for you, and you will love her and she will love you for 25 years, but then you'll have to give her back,' knowing Alicia and what a beautiful woman she became, I would have said 'Yes.'" Fortis wrote in an email.

"But God didn't give me the choice," she added, "and I wasn't prepared to give her back, not this way."

And God continues to remind me of how precious life is, how precious our blessed relationships are. So one day, if you decide to do something stupid that could cost a life, if you decide to do something stupid scarring a relationship. Think twice.