Mother's Day is such a special day and I really enjoy reflecting on the amazing things my mother does as a woman, friend, and mother. So I always enjoy that part of Mother's Day. However, yesterday we got a phone call early on in the day that my 12 year old niece's father passed away throughout the night Saturday night. My sister was married to him for one short year but he has always been a very big part of my niece's life and they have had a very close relationship. Death always makes you put your life into perspective. On any day and at any given time you can have a loved one taken from you. It really made me realize how much I take all my close friends and family for granite. This is a hard time for my sister and her daughter's and for his family, so just please keep them in your prayers.