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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 I started my day at one end of the life spectrum and I will end it at the opposite end. 


  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.

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

  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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