Monday, August 25, 2008

Back To Work On Monday

For most of us it is back to work on Monday, or at least to our normal routine. Unfortunately, for the family of little Addison, their prime concern this day is to begin the process of saying farewell to their precious little girl.

Her life support was turned off sometime yesterday. I learned of her passing about 2:30PM. For the rest of us, the world is turning today. Theirs is not. I remember when I lost my mother, it was as if the world didn't care about me and my loss. I didn't want things to get back to 'normal'. But as I sat in my grief, everyone else went on about doing what they would normally do.

I know this is how this family will feel, if they do not already. Eventually, your support system can't be with you 24/7. They have lives too and must go on about daily living. Eventually, your family will have to go home, and get on with their lives. And lastly, you have to move forward.

I'm sure this family is making arrangements today for the burial of their baby. I can't fathom the thought of doing this with one of my children or grandchildren. But it is something that many people have to face. We do not know why. When I spoke to my brother last night and told him about this tragedy, his comment was that one of the questions he wanted to ask when he got to Heaven was 'Why little children?' 'Why do they have to suffer?' These are some of those questions we will never know the answer to while we linger here on earth.

We know God has a plan. But as humans we question that plan. We don't always take what happens to us on blind faith. These young people are going to need a lot of faith to make it through these next days, weeks and years. If you have time to say another prayer(and I know I've asked you to pray a lot these last few days) please ask God to add to their faith that they may be with their little angel some day.

Thanks for listening.

Have a wonderful Monday. Love one another.


#1daughter said...

I've learned that they didn't take her off life support when we originally thought so they could donate her organs. Her dad has been on topix and he explained that her heart and a few more organs were donated. These young parents are very brave to do that.

tipper said...

I'm so sorry for your loss and especially for her family's.

Becky said...

At a time like this it is hard for them to have any faith. They will question God and still not understand. Everytime they cross my thoughts I send up another prayer for you all. Such a sad thing! Yes, I will pray for their faith!

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Lisa J said...

I hope that this family and community survives all of this. It will be so hard and my heart just breaks and aches for you all. As your lives do try to return to normal, that young family will never have normal again. They will have to get a new normal and that will be very very hard. Oh, my heart just hurts. Take care dear friend, here is a hug coming your way from me.

Amy said...

My prayers are with the family and your community...this is a horrible tragedy and only God knows the Plan. Only God can heal the pain that this family is going through. I pray their faith can keep them during this terrible time of loss.

When something like this happens, it makes us realize that we are only human and accidents can and do happen to all kinds of people. Our's is not to question why, but to realize that God is in control.

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