Thursday, February 28, 2008

HEARTBREAK

There are certain things in life that always happen to other people....not to you or your family. Up until this week, that held true. But on Tuesday, one of our littlest family members, 14-month-old Emma Joy, went to be with Jesus. As I write this, we still don't know "for sure" what happened, but she had been ill with the flu.

It doesn't matter what happened, the reality is that she is no longer with us. A hole of such huge proportion has been ripped into our family, and there's no way it can ever be mended. Our hearts are broken. And I know that if I can feel so badly about my little great-niece, the agonies her parents are going through are unimaginable. Right now there is no comfort, and the deep sadness will last for a long, long, long, long time. While it's good that she is with the Lord, I know we needed her more than He did. Who can begin to understand such things?

Please be praying for our family, and especially for her parents, Kelly and Steve.

10 comments:

The Brave said...

Oh Kathleen, I am so , so sorry to hear this tragic news. My heart aches for your family right now, especially to Kelly and Steve. I don't think there is to be any understanding for us to be had when such a young soul leaves well before thier time - the meaning is beyond us. Most certainly sending prayers to you and your family. Much Love and hugs. K.

shishyboo said...

I am truly sorry for your family's loss
shish (e-friend of the brave)

jeanie said...

Kathleen - I am so sorry that your family is going through such sadness at the moment. I hope that you can have strength to all be there for each other.

(Also through The Brave)

ELIZABETH said...

Sharing your sadness and keeping the family in my thoughts.

Tracey said...

Another via The Brave just wanting to acknowledge your grief. I don't know what is happening lately... it is not the only sad news like that I have heard in the past week, and it breaks my heart to know that there are families going through such heartbreak. I too wish you all the strength to live through this...

Kathleen said...

Thank you all...so much. Your thoughts and prayers are much appreciated, and knowing that others care helps so much.

Bush Babe (of Granite Glen) said...

Oh, that is so sad... while we don't know each other (I am here through the Brave also) my heart hurts for you and your family. I only last night discovered Attack of the Redneck Mommy (Canadian blogger) who has lived out her grief at losing a child online. Children should never go first. Hang on tight to each other.
In my thoughts
Bush Babe

Kathleen said...

Thank you so much. The family is healing. God's grace is abounding. We will never be the same, but we WILL get through this. I will look for the site you mentioned..thanks.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for your nice comment on my site. Sorry for your loss. There is nothing so sad as the loss of a child. Blessings, Robin

robin westphal said...

that last comment was from me, sorry it came up anonymous