Saturday, November 5, 2011

Braska's first

Tomorrow my daughter will attend her first memorial service for a friend. It is so wrong that , before her 5th birthday, she will know what it is like, in her limited understanding, to be a part of a celebration of a life that is no more on this earth.

Tonight before bed we prayed, as we always do, for friends and family, for our sweet friends who need mommies and daddies, and as we have for 8 days now, we prayed for Maddy's mommy and her brothers. I know the girls don't understand fully, but we have talked about how sad Maddy's mommy is that she can't hold her anymore. And they understand sadness. It is just no fun that this is part of their childhood. But that is life here and now.

I'm thankful that we have more than this life to bank on. We are just passing thru, as the old song says.

Please be in prayer for Madison's family and friends tomorrow, specifically at 1 pm when her service will begin.


  1. Papaw John and Grandma CNovember 6, 2011 at 12:54 PM

    Our hearts are breaking for this family. Tough stuff. I can't imagine.

  2. This just breaks my heart. I'm so sorry for your friends. So sorry there's so much grief in the world. So sorry children can be lost. Please give them a hug for me. Not this month, but 3 months from now when the casseroles have stopped arriving. That's when you start to feel alone & it gets worse (re your post today too).


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