Saturday, August 23, 2008

Somber moments...

Today has been an interesting day. Definitely a somber one. I'm having a hard time today wanting to go out and do anything positive.

This afternoon, I went to a funeral of a little 10 1/2 month old baby girl who lived in Glendale (about 5 minutes away). Her mom has already lost a baby before this one, and is also pregnant with another. This little girl, Hailey, was so precious. Just a beautiful little girl. She always had some health problems following her, but this week, she died of SIDS during the night. The father carried the casket. So tiny. And everyone was asked to wear pink in honor of her. The funeral was really good. I could definitely feel the spirit and Hailey there... But I just kept thinking the whole time that I never want this to be me. I never want to have that awful day of burying a child. But, only the Lord knows what's ahead of us in our lives. I hope and pray that it's not ahead for us. My prayers are with that sweet couple and their family.

I got home, and listened to my messages, and could only hear part of a message about a crash in Moab. I got on the internet and found the story, only to find out that my brother-in-law's best friend had passed away in the plane crash. Along with him, his father, and 8 others from Cedar passed away as well. I've met this friend a few times... But didn't know him very well. But it still hit me so hard. Judy and Jared- you, and his wife and family are all in our prayers. I'm so so sorry...

Live is so fragile. It scares me sometimes. I told Jeff that sometimes you don't really realize that death is real until a day like today.

But... even with days like today... my testimony of the Gospel is as strong as ever. I know that there's a Father in Heaven. Sometimes I don't always know exactly why his plan is the way it is... But I still trust it. I know that someday, we'll be able to see all of our loved ones that have passed away before us again someday. I'm so grateful for that! What would be our purpose here if there wasn't something after? Again- I'm grateful for the knowledge I have, and my prayers are with all of these families this week...

5 comments:

Jeff Corry said...

I like your thoughts honey, I love you! It's definitely a hard subject to understand and come to terms with.

The Askeroth Family said...

I have been having a lot of the same feelings lately. Some friends of ours just lost their 2 year old little girl to cancer last week, and it was so heartbreaking to watch them go through that. Then we got back to Cedar and heard about the plane crash and we couldn't believe it. We knew one of the guys fairly well and it's just so hard to believe things like this really happen. I told Isaac today that I feel like I'm walking through a mine field - just waiting for bad things to happen. It's hard not to think that way! Anyway, sorry to leave such a long comment - just wanted you to know I can relate to what you are saying. All of this just makes me so happy that we know that families can be together forever!

The Robinson Family said...

Thanks for thinking of us. It is such a sad time for many people right now. We still can't believe that it really happened.

Jer & Mick said...

I don't know anybody on that was on the plane but i haven't been able to stop thinking about their families. I wish there was something to take away all the pain. Thanks for the post, it was a good one :)

Jane said...

Those are some tough things to go through...Last year Collin lost a friend from school in a car crash that killed his friend, his friend's two brothers, and his friend's father. Very hard for a teenager to deal with. My thoughts are with your friends & their families.