About a month ago I was introduced to Dana's Blog, "Roscommon Acres" by a lady in my Bible Study Group.
Roscommon Acres is a blog about a family in Nebraska with 6 children. They live in the country. They have an orchard. They have geese. They garden. She’s thinking about taking up beekeeping. They homeschool. And Dana writes about family life. Her life is not so different from mine.
Except in December, a heartbreaking accident killed one of her babies. He was 21 months old.
About the same age as one of my little Farmhands.
The thing is, when you have healthy babies, you take it for granted that they will be here tomorrow.
And the day after that.
And all the days after that.
This mom was careful, but some things can’t be prevented.
If it had been my child instead of hers, what regrets would I have right now?
I would regret that the house wasn’t cleaner and at the same time I would regret that I spent so much time cleaning it.
I would regret that I didn’t play more.
What would you regret?
I invite you to post in the comments section one thing that you will do with your children this week in honor of Dana’s son. I would like to invite her to come read this post and our comments and know that her son has made a practical difference in our lives. Now, if you will excuse me, I have some serious business to take care of down in the sandbox…
(Incidentally, this story is what inspired this week’s Motivated Moms Giveaway.)