Saturday, November 13, 2010

heavy hearts

I feel like there is a lot of heartache going on in the lives of my friends right now. There are two main situations. One is a friend whose mother passed away 2 months ago after a 7 year battle with cancer. And then last Friday I got a text that said her older brother (who was her best friend) passed away suddenly of a heart attack. He was healthy, late 30's, had a wife and 2 boys. My friend has lost both her mother and brother within 2 months of each other.

The second situation involves a friend who was a previous roomate. Her husband's mother is having all sorts of health issues. She has been in the hospital for the past 2 weeks. And recently, she has had 3 strokes in 4 days. I am scared she is going to die. We all love her and this whole family.

It's just so weird that this is happening at the same time (There are other things happening that are sad, but these are the two big ones). We are all trying to be there for our friends during this time. But there are a lot of heavy hearts out there right now.


Jody said...

That's a lot of catastrophe. Your friends are in my thoughts.

WackyMamma said...

aw man. so sorry to hear! :( reminds me of the verses in Ecclesiastes 3... such different seasons! Praying He turns everyone's mourning into dancing very soon!

Smarshie said...

Thank you for your kind words, friends. And Tira, those verses from Ecclesiastes are such a good reminder. It's only for a season!