For all you new readers, usually I would post about my pregnancy (or before that happened, my fertility journey). But instead, I'm going to take a detour and ask you to lay prays on one of my dear friends. Thursday night, Hubby and I received a phone call that our friend J. had been in a car accident. His wife, A. was the one who called. She was very upset but didn't know anything at that point. As the night progressed into the wee hours of the morning, Hubby and A. exchanged several texts and phone calls. Around 2am Friday morning, A.'s mom called with the news. J. had died on impact in the car accident. I was devastated.
J. was an amazing man of God. Young, not even 30 yet. Gifted. Had a heart for reaching children for the Lord. Loved to teach music to his students. A. is now left as a single mother. Her baby girl, M., is turning two in less than a month. She has another baby due in September. Her grief is unmeasurable. I know this is a sad and very depressing post, but it has been weighing on my mind a lot. It's a horrific tragedy for those of us on Earth. J. is in Heaven and he is rejoicing with our Savior. But A. is so grief-stricken.
Please pray for A. as she is now working through her grief. She's trying to tell a two-year old that Daddy is not coming home. She has so many emotions to work through, thoughts that creep in, bitterness towards the other driver (and she asked for prayers for that, as she doesn't want to be bitter at all, but rather forgiving).
I just keep imagining that it was me. What if that was my Hubby? What would I do? It's so unimaginable. What if it was you? What if this same situation happened to you? Hard to imagine, right? We just need to remember to appreciate those we love. Spend time with them as much as we can. Tell them we love them as often as possible. Hug them every chance we get. You just never know when God will call someone home.
Just pray for the family as they work through this difficult situation. Nothing can prepare you to lose someone so close, so young, and in such a sudden and tragic way. They have a long road ahead of them and prayer is the only sure thing to help get them through it.
Sorry for the depressing post, but it's been on my mind and I just needed to share my thoughts.
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