Saturday, May 1, 2010

Life from Death

Tonight the second student involved in the car wreck---the one in critical condition-- passed away. Mike and I arrived at the hospital just moments after the family received the news. Such sorrow and grief;  no one should have to bury their child. This family made the choice to donate their son's organs. On the way home, I looked at Mike and said, "Just think, somewhere right now a family that was giving up hope of finding an organ donor is receiving a call and there is hope again, and joy in the midst of sorrow." Life from death. A gift.

It has been an extremely trying week in so many ways. I am once again reminded that God is in control. There is such comfort in that. I am again working 5 days next week...and now attending two funerals, so bear with me my blogger friends. Today I went to Aldi as there was very little left in the house to eat! Don't have many treasures/deals to report this time around, and next week will be slow also.

So today, remember to take time to hug the ones you love and never, ever take them for granted. 11:18 the dismissal bell rings...4 boys jump in an SUV and head out to lunch...11:22, two blocks from the school, a car wreck changes everything. Two boys are in heaven, and an entire student body and so many family members are left to find meaning in it all.  Carpe Diem...Seize the day and live every minute like the gift that it is. We love you Simmons and Nance families.

1 comment:

  1. So sorry for the losses! I am praying, have been, and will continue doing so. Again, words can't express all the sorrow and compassion I want to communicate to those in need this very hour. God Bless