Wednesday, January 21, 2009

The life of a son...


I've been struggling all night and most of yesterday after hearing about my friend Jenny (Reynolds) Angel. Jenny lost her oldest boy in a drowning accident this past weekend at Challis Hot Springs. My heart aches for her and her family. Jenny was recovering from a c-section as she had just given birth to their 4th child.

Thinking of the agony that she must be going through right now had me tossing and turning all night and up early. Our thoughts and prayers are with her and her family and I pray that she finds the right thing to cling to during this heartbreaking time.

I can't imagine having to endure this much emotional pain when trying to recover from having a baby. It, itself was a trying time for me. Being a mother makes me wonder - I know I would give my life for my son - with no hesitation. Would I give my life for some one's son? As Christ did for us? Or maybe turn it around - As God gave his son to save us from our sins... would you ever give yours? Not only just his son... but his only. I'm glad I didn't have to be the one to make that decision and I thank him for the life of his son daily.
May God comfort this family and may they know we all love them and are thinking of them in this mournful time.

1 comment:

Misty said...

I am so very sad about your friends loss. Losing a child is, by far, the most incredible pain I've endured. There are so many variations of that loss, but the severing of a chord between mother and child is horrible.
The only bright spot is that we love a God who is faithful in both the sunshine and the heartache. While the tide of the world ebbs and flows he remains ever constant. Never changing.
My own heart is praying for your friend....

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