Saturday, 22 March 2008

Heartbreaking.......

Last night I got some devastating news that the husband of one of my friends had passed away. Just heartbreaking. He was only in his late 30's and my friend is in her early 30's. They have twin boys who are nearly 6 and a baby girl who is 2. This news has rocked our Ward at church and we are united in grief but also in support of our dear friend. It still doesn't feel real!! She had to tell her children this morning as it happened last night while they were sleeping. That's a conversation no mother wants to ever have with her children. I don't know how we are going to get through church tomorrow. My heart is just breaking for her and her family and I feel so helpless as there is nothing I can do to ease the pain. This is just. too. sad....

3 comments:

Jen M said...

Oh no! That is awful. I am so sorry. I know you feel helpless but don't underestimate the power of prayer. I will pray for them too. I am so grateful for the knowledge we have that this is not the end and that they are only seperated temporarily.

Joanne Brown said...

Thanks Jen. You are right about prayer. I've had a prayer in my heart for them since the moment I got the news as well as saying prayers. I would think that our ward will have a fast day for them sometime in the next few days. Having the gospel and the knowledge we have certainly makes a difference.

I have a good life said...

How sad. I don't know how people endure and go on living. Those with deep faith in Christ have it easier, but the pain is still very real. I don't know them, but I will pray for them, too.