Saturday, March 28, 2009

perspective


I had planned to write a post about the boys first baseball game. How exciting it was for them to be out in their uniforms. We topped it off with a night of babysitting. I was annoyed with all the fighting that my kids were doing. And then there was a knock on our door.

My friend stood their bawling. A young man from our church, was out at a youth activity. He hit his head and drowned. He was 16. He comes from one of the sweetest families that you could ever, ever meet. The news came as a crushing blow. Ben was gone at the time, and when he came back, he knew right away that I had been crying, and I told him why.

Later, Ben was on the computer. A friend of ours, had posted a link to a newspaper article. A fellow CEC officer, has been killed in Afghanistan. Ben said it is the first time that we have lost someone for a very long time.

I feel such a loss. And all I can tell you is that I hugged my kids a lot harder last night. I feel guilty for bringing a baby in this world, when there's were just taken away. I feel for both families. Hug your babies a little closer today. Try to be more patient and let the little things slide. We never know what day will be our last with them.

4 comments:

Janice said...

Wow is all I can say. I'm sorry for those families as well. You are completely right - we never know what the Lord has in store. My sympathies are with you and your friends during this time of loss. (I didn't mean to sound like a card)

heidigoseek said...

thanks for the perspective. i'm getting the kiddos ready for bed right now. i need to be nicer:)

The Farr's said...

I am so sorry! It's times like this that make me so grateful for the Gospel. It doesn't make thing easier, just more endurable.

Jennie said...

Thank you for this post! I've had a fun/challenging day with my 8 little babies! I know now it was definetely worth it no matter what! I'm so sorry for those families.