Thursday, November 6, 2008

Sad, sad, sad

You will have to bear with my lack of a response this morning. In the midst of everything that is going on with Sydney we have had a horrible death in the family which has left my gut churning. I have had this feeling before and know it all to well - overwhelming emptiness, sadness, and despair. It turns out that one of my cousins passed away at home. This is bad in and of itself but it becomes much worse. He was also a single parent of a 3 year old child who was home alone with him. It took several days before his body was discovered by his sister. The 3 year old child was dehydrated but survived on some Halloween candy that she had found around the house. I can't think of anything more sad.

I don't have anything else to say.

My purpose is hard to grasp today although I desperately feel the need to hug and hold my children.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

I am so saddened by this news. I'm glad the little girl is ok. Praying for your family....

Susy M said...

Praying for the family. What a horrible tragedy. Godspeed to all.

Christy said...

I am so very sorry for your family's loss. Someone was definately watching over his little girl. Prayers for you all.

Charon said...

I am so sorry for your loss and for what the child had to go through. My thoughts are with the family.

Laurie said...

May God be with all of you ... know a faithful reader in Tennessee is praying for you, as always. And please never forget: in all circumstances, no matter what they may be, love never fails.

Anonymous said...

So so sad. saying prayers

Susan said...

Such sad news. I am so sorry for your family's loss. I'm sending you, your family, and the little child positive thoughts and love.

Mars said...

Oh, I am so sorry. That is so terribly sad. I can't believe it. I'm praying for you. And your whole family.
Marlene in Oregon