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April 18, 2007

Expression of support...


Found in my email tonight. Memorials have popped up on all across ECU's campus, from the candlelight vigil last night to the VT logo shining on the face of our clock tower to the ECU Pirates baseball team wearing the VT logo on their helmets.

Our county is also mourning the loss of a young police officer who was killed this weekend in an accident. As I left work this afternoon, I had to pull to the side of the road for the procession. The line of police and sheriff cars from all over eastern NC stretched on and on and took almost 20 minutes to go by.

Sitting in my car and watching gave me a chance to reflect and pay my respects, gave me a chance to count my own blessings. I though of my two aggravating teenagers, Sullen and Moody, and realized I wanted nothing more than to just be with them. I thought of my mom and realized I should treasure what time we do have together and be more gracious. I thought of T and how lucky I am to have him in my life, whether he is here or not.

Sometimes we get carried away wishing we had more and forget to be grateful for what we already have. I spent about 20 minutes today just being grateful and appreciating. Have you taken time today?

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