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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

heavy hearts…

I’ve debated about whether or not to write this post, I’m hoping it will unburden some of the sadness I’m feeling…

I live in a big city but in my part of town it feels like a small town.  We worship together, our kids go to the parish school together, were friends, were family, we’ve grown up together and now our kids will grown up together

The past few days seem to be going downhill quickly… This weekend we laid to rest my husbands uncle.  It was hard to see his brothers so saddened by their oldest brother’s passing.  Seeing his younger brothers brought to tears was very hard to watch.

That, unfortunately, was easier compared to the news we heard on Friday.  A family in our “small town” suffered the unimaginable, the sudden, unprepared, unexpected loss of a child.  We gathered as a community on Saturday morning to pray for this family who was suffering in a way that no family should.  Our pastor wept from the alter, families cried in the pews and we prayed and hugged each other hoping to make it all better.

We prayed for another family in our “small town” that is suffering , cancer that has reoccurred and spread.  And this morning I got the news that a friend in my “small town” has breast cancer.

I have not seen this much heartache in my “small town” …

We’re strong and we will see better days, but I will admit that I am struggling with so many emotions that it’s hard to get through a day without tears.

I guess I struggled with putting this out there because no one wants to burden others with doom and gloom…but I also, believe in the power of prayer and that is why I decided to write this. 

My “small town” needs all the prayers you have to offer…pray for the sick and the suffering…pray for these families  to survive these dark days…

3 comments:

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

i am so sorry for your town's loss, but like you i believe in the power of prayer. when my neighbors lost their daughters in a fire in the middle of the night on january 31, i wrote about it.... and i think all those people out there praying and wanting to help will do some good. thinking of you and your family and town, and that poor family.

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

My dear friend, I'm so sorry. If I was a few hundred miles closer I'd come over to give you a hug. But know that I'm saying prayers for you, your family and all those in your town who are in need. xo

Laura Stutzman House Envy said...

So sorry to hear about so much loss surrounding you... I hope your hearts are healed and you find comfort in each other. Prayers for the families and friends and much love

Laura