Wednesday, January 27, 2010
I woke up this morning with Juergen telling me how cold it was outside. It was -10 C. I thought what an awful day for a funeral. An 18 year old girl in our church died from a flu last week. Her funeral was today. I guess it wouldn't matter if it was raining, sunshine or freezing cold outside. How could any parents deal with the sudden loss of a daughter...especially one so young? But somehow the bitter cold seemed to add insult to injury. What a great loss. Juergen and Nicole went to the funeral. I stayed home with the kids. I still cried. They have a hope they will see her in heaven. Still, they had hoped to witness her graduation in only a few short months. She was so young and had her whole life ahead of her. The loss is great...I feel so much grief. I did not know her but I have an 18 year old daughter and a 16 year old too. I can imagine the pain, and I hope I will never experience it myself. Mickey our dog sat in my lap. He cried with me. I pray the family knows what it is like to be held up by the loving arms of God. I pray God carry’s them and holds them up.