I received the call last night.
A call from a friend who had tragic news.
She tells me that dear friends of ours had some
very sad news. asking that we would we be praying for all concerned.
Our friends nephew,
had taken his life.
The same nephew who took family vacations with them
and their son's.
They'd watched him grow like one of their own.
So many heartbreaking questions of why?
It saddens me that anyone ever be in such a sad dark place.
It spurs me on to make every moment count with everyone I love.
For my friends I'm praying, as they are surely in that "sureal" place,
Praying that thoughts will turn to memories of only days past.
Praying for all who are left to sort out feelings,
who are surely carrying pain in their heavy hearts.
The faith of his wounded family and friends will eventually work their way toward healing.
God is not,
as we are,
crippled by the event of this young mans death.
who was with him at birth
is with him now.
is there to receive the ones that we have lost.
We are left to find our way back to some amount of joy again.
Though it seems impossible today
joy will return....
my sweet friends echo from my heart today...