Wilkins and I have been cleaning her room this morning (I have been cleaning, she continues to play and drag it all back out), I normally dread this but I am really enjoying just spending this time with her. I just found out that little Layla Grace passed away this morning and it just kind of stopped me in my tracks. I don't even know this little girl but I started to cry. This little girl and her family has had such a profound hold on my heart. I have been more aware of the important things since I first heard about her and less worried about the little things. I normally worry about money, bills, my job, when am I going to be able to get my car fixed, etc. but these things just seem so trivial in the grand scheme of things. These are things that can work themselves out but the relationships I have are things that need time and attention. Relationships need constant attention or they will unravel over time. My little girl, family, and friends are the important things in life not the everyday troubles that we all worry about. So in honor of Layla Grace I am going to make it a point to not stress over that kind of stuff but put all that energy into the most important things...relationships.
I have been truly touched by you, Layla Grace. Though I have never seen your beautiful smiling face in person or heard your little angelic voice you have changed my life and I am sure many others just by reading your story. You have touched so many in your short 2 years than I have in my 30 years. I hope that when I leave this earth I will have touched and impacted just a quarter of the people you have. Your story and legacy will live on through all of us.
I know you are free of all pain now and can enjoy being a 2 year old like you should have been able to her on earth...rest in peace little Layla Grace.