Friday, 18 May 2007

appreciate life....

I have been thinking about this, this week. How often do we take the little thing for granted? To me the most important things in life are the people in my life.
Sometimes life can be so busy that we don't spend time with our family or appreciate them and value them as we should....

This week my oldest daughter Elisha would have been 9 years old (the same birthday as Jamie my oldest son) ...I wish I had had more time to do things with her but she did teach me the value of enjoying simple things.

Also as the hunt for Madeline continues I am reminded to appreciate each day as it comes and to continue to pray for her to be found.

Take time this weekend to do some silly, funny, crazy, happy, quiet, thoughtful things with the ones you love and remember the simple things are always the best and to a child there is no such thing as *quality time* only *TIME*


Auntie Steffi said...

Rachel, the last time I saw Elisha I told her how grown up she looked. She seemed thrilled to bits! I think she enjoyed being 'the big girl' - and I'm sure she still does xxxx

Marie R said...

Rachel,thought you might like this, I seem to be giving it to a lot of people these days:

Everyday I need you Lord
but this day especially
I need some extra strength
to face whatever is to be.
This day, more than any other day,
I need to feel you near to fortify
my courage to overcome my fear.
By myself I cannot meet the
challenge of the hour.
There are times humans need a
higher power to help them bear
what must be borne.
And so, dear Lord, I pray
hold onto my trembling hand
and be with me everyday.

Auntie Steffi's mum x

Rachel Saunders said...

Thank you both for the comments..the poem is lovely

Anonymous said...

So true, so true Rachel. I think every day how lucky I am that daniel in remission but I know that can change in the blink of an eye. So I fully agree that everyone needs to appreciate their time..........

Bridget x

Anonymous said...

I remember fondly the weekend away when the photo of Elisha was taken. Didn't Richard and Elisha get on well!