Thursday, August 12, 2010

heavy heart

Today I can't stop thinking about my dear friend, Rachael. She lost her baby boy a few months ago to SIDS when he was only 2 months old. Today he would have been 5 months old. I know we arent meant to understand why these things happen. Maybe it's not even our place to ask that question. But we're human and we can't help it sometimes. I think it's part of who we are to ask "why?". But only God knows why things happen the way they do and why ceratin people are taken from this life so early. Would she ever have chosen this path for herself? I dont think so. Who would? But maybe that's the point. God has a special plan and purpose for our lives that is so much bigger and better than what we could create for ourselves. This is easily proven- havent you ever tried doing things YOUR way and YOUR terms and YOUR time? How'd that work out? It's so much better when we rely on Him and His wisdom.

Throughout this difficult time Rachael has been so strong and has become an even more wonderful and faithful servant of God. I look up to her in a lot of ways. I know that she is probably sick of everyone saying she is so strong. But that's because she can't see herself from our eyes. If you read this blog today, take a moment and pray a prayer of peace and understanding for Rachael, her husband Greg and their families. God bless them and keep them! Lord, please help to heal their hearts. Please comfort them today, when Tripp would have become 5 months old.

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