Rico played hooky from school today.
When tragedy strikes, like it did in Newtown last year, it is only natural to hold your loved ones close. But tragedy strikes every day, only it's small so the effect is not as far spread.
We just found out that Rico's little buddy in his kindergarten class is starting treatment for leukemia tomorrow. As today was his last day for visitors, and as he requested Rico and another friend by name, they went down to the hospital to visit instead of going to school.
I've been fighting tears all day and I don't know anything about this boy, except his name and that Rico loves him.
Rico just got home, so, if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go love on my kids and be grateful they're healthy and well.
And pray for those who aren't.