Tuesday, March 12, 2013


Today just became one of tremendous sorrow for a family friend.  He lost his wife to cancer.  My friend, a year older than me, lost her sweet mama.  And her little grandchildren lost their biggest fan.  

She battled with cancer...a fight she thought she had won several times.  In the end, it took her life.  

I cannot imagine the pain.  

In situations such at these, and that of The Hackl Family, I am so quickly reminded of how very much I have to be thankful for.

I have faith.  I have a husband who loves me completely.  I have three precious, healthy boys who call me Mom.  I have parents and in-laws who I adore and who play a very big part in my life.  I have my health.  I have a home, more than enough food, and love.  I have today.

I don't know about tomorrow.  No one does.  Sadly, it takes moments like this for me to remember that.  

My heart is broken for these families and for the days that lie ahead for all of them.  I know God never leaves our sides, nor does He give us more than we can handle with His mercy.  Yet, life can still be incredibly hard.  I pray that their suffering is united to His and that they are all so tightly wrapped in His arms.  God bless them.

Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them, and may they rest in peace. Amen.

1 comment :

  1. I'm so sorry for all of them, and for you. God bless everyone. Praying for you all.