Monday, June 18, 2012

Monday...

After a long, hard battle, a church/school father passed away last week, leaving behind his wife and 4 young children.


The funeral was today, and man alive...funeral's are exhausting. I arrived at church just as mama and her kiddos were saying their final goodbyes before the casket was closed and...whoa...was that emotional.


I sat there amidst a sea of muted shades of browns, blacks and blues and there was not a dry eye when the sweet little 3 year old wrapped her arms around her hurting mama and hugged her neck. 


Once again, I was reminded of how fragile life is. How quickly a life can go from vibrant and lively to...gone.


Now, I am off to work...so I started my day at one end of the life spectrum and I will end it at the opposite end. 




3 comments:

  1. oh wow... this gave me goosebumps and brought tears to my eyes.. my husband and i are going on a trip this week without our oldest 2 and i am terrified of something happening...thanks for the reminder to enjoy today.

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  2. oh my heart. So heartbreaking. Praying for their family.

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  3. So sad, when folks are taken too young. Hoping that the mother and children--as well as all his friends and family-- will find comfort in their memories, and each other.

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