“Life’s too short to wake up with regrets.  So love the people who treat you right, forgive the ones who don’t and believe that everything happens for a reason.  If you get a chance, take it.  If it changes your life, let it.  Nobody said it’d be easy, they just promised it would be worth it.”   Dr. Seuss

“Yesterday, December 7th, 1941 — a date which will live in infamy — the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.”   President Franklin Roosevelt

“It’s not about what it is, it’s about what it can become.”  Dr. Seuss

“With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.”  Eleanor Roosevelt

“There are two great days in a person’s life; the day we are born and the day we discover why.”  William Barclay

“Every day is a gift.  Receive it with eagerness.  Share it with joy.”  Unknown

“You can’t be brave if you’ve only had wonderful things happen to you.”  Mary Tyler Moore

Two years ago today, we said good-bye to the Little Man we had just begun to know and love.  In many respects, it is a day “which will live in infamy” in our family’s life.  And we’ve discovered since with each “new day comes new strength and new thoughts.”  We have also realized that day two years ago changed our lives; that it has not been easy but it has brought many valuable lessons that have improved our lives.   Today, I refuse to “wallow in the mire” (The Doors, “Light my Fire”), but I will pause, reflect, honor and pay tribute to Carter and be grateful for his impact on my life.  I will celebrate his life, though far too short and I will be thankful for the opportunity to have known and loved him, to have held him and kissed his chubby cheeks.

“This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.”  Psalm 118:24



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