4 years ago today, a friend of mine lost her 8 year old to cancer. 1 year ago today, my friend's son (who was close friends to my girls) fell off a skateboard and sustained a fatal head injury. He was kept alive for a week on life support but then donated his organs to save others. He was their only child and just 19 years old. Last night at the fireworks we were supposed to go see, a boat capsized and three children died. Everyone was thrown from the 34 foot cabin cruiser but the three children who apparently were inside the cabin. They all drowned. A boy age 12 and two girls ages 11 and 8. My youngest two are 9 and 11. It just hit too close to home. Such sadness today and I just felt down. Then my little one was crying in her room and after really working on her, she finally told me that she was feeling badly about herself and that she was a failure. She's 9 and I guess hitting puberty. We had a great talk, a wonderful time of prayer and she was encouraged but it hurts my mother's heart to have a child sad and especially when it's feeling badly about themselves like that - hearing lies that are not coming from the truth. She is precious and a child of the King. She has so many talents and has the sweetest heart. I pray she remembers that!