Last Thursday, a 6th grade boy at Ivy's school and the school where I've been interning, accidentally killed himself with his step-father's gun. A horrible tragedy for the entire community and expecially his mother. Just days before Mother's Day. I can not imagine her pain and I hope I never have to experience it. But it is a solid reminder of how life is fragile and can easily slip away when we least expect it. That any moment with our children can be our last. I am so grateful my children never slipped away during the night after I lost my temper while they were brushing their teeth, or ran infront of a car after I rushed them through the morning routine. While tragic, Zach's death has reminded me to take it slow and be more present in these few short moments I have with my beautiful little girls.