Monday, May 2, 2011

I'm still absorbing the news that Osama Bin Laden is dead. Last night, my dreams were full of a jumble of images of soldiers, bombings, happy people, sad people, and scared people. I have a really hard time imagining the level of evil that Bin Laden attained. That someone in the human family is capable of becoming such a mad man. He started as an innocent child and grew to become a monster. So did Hitler and so many others. 

To me, this is a testament to the importance of making good decisions in life. If you wake up each day and try to be a good person, this is no small thing. In turn, it also shows the power of bad decisions. Bin Laden didn't wake up one day and say, "I think I'm going to be a terrorist and kill lots of people." One bad decision after another slowly, but surely drug his spirit to a state of numbness to good and left it susceptible to evil. This in comparison to our country's brave soldiers demonstrates the drastically different paths our decisions can take us down.

On to another sort of madness, today was crazy. Each week a student in my daughter's class is highlighted and this week is her turn. Of course, I waited until the last minute and was rushing around like a mad woman throwing together a poster about my daughter to share with her class. Though my home looks like a craft bomb went off (What else is new?), the poster was lovely and Sassafras felt oh so special. 

That's it for now friends. Today has also been crazy beautiful and I'm getting off the computer to go blow bubbles outside with my kids. I can do that in peace and safety, thanks to the men and women who have sacrificed so much for our country.


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