I have had such a heavy heart this week. Amongst trying to get Christmas things finished, there has been so much tragedy. Most have been families I have never met, but have read their stories through blogs and one hit really close to home. Blogging allows you to be a 'friend' in a different way. I might never meet the ones that read my blog or the ones whose blogs I read, however, that does not make their lives or families any less important. Please keep these families in your prayers as well: Harrison Family and McGregor Family. Again, I don't personally know these families, but I do know they do covet our prayers and thoughts as they are going through this season in their lives.
On Monday, I received a call late in the day from my mom about the passing of family member which was very unexpected. I don't know all of the details and it really doesn't matter, just keep the Weder family in your prayers. Doug's life was cut prematurely short, but we can rejoice in the fact he is celebrating Christmas with his heavenly father. He left behind a wife, three grown children and two grandchildren. I just cannot comprehend it all right now and I cannot imagine how his family is handling everything as well as their entire extended family. My heart is heavy for them...kiss your loved ones, take time for family, never go to bed angry, have a forgiving heart and spirit, love your babes as we never know when God will call us home. It has definitely been an emotional roller coaster for my family and I wish we could be there with them, but they know we are sending our love and prayers.
2 Corinthians 1:3-4 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.