Apr 19, 201101:44 PMChina Mom

Remembering Oklahoma City

Apr 19, 2011 - 01:44 PM
Hard to believe it’s been 16 years since the words “Oklahoma City” basically became synonymous with domestic terrorism and a tragic bombing that tore lives and families apart.

As I listened to the reports of today’s anniversary, I couldn’t help but think about the children who were in the daycare center. Forever frozen as toddlers in our memories, those children would be around 18 today. They would be getting their driver's licenses or graduating from high school next month – and yet, in our minds, they’re still in daycare.

Childhood goes by so quickly I sometimes think we don't get to enjoy our children as much as we can or want to because our adult lives get in the way. Grown-up problems and daily life distract us from remembering that our children are taken away from us all to quickly as it is. And sometimes fate - or crazy people - step in and take them away sooner.

That's why, for me, today is one of those days when I hug my daughter a little more. When I linger a few more minutes at drop-off. When I don’t mind the sun in my eyes at soccer practice. When muddy footprints don't matter. And bedtime comes too soon.

Today reminds me to be grateful for the mundane and the routine - because they're gone too soon. And they can be taken away in a flash.

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Sarah Roe discovered the art of couponing in 2005 when her son was diagnosed with life threatening food allergies and the rising cost of medications and food made it difficult to feed her own family. By 2007, Sarah began teaching coupon workshops in Tulsa, Oklahoma and founded Tulsa's Coupon Queen, LLC

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