Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Sadness

I had a happy post ready to submit. But the wind has just been stolen from my sails...


The Mister just called to tell me that a friend of ours has died in Arizona in a tragic murder-suicide.  They leave behind a beautiful school-aged girl.

Please pray for this little girl. Tragically orphaned...

And please, if you are experiencing domestic violence of any kind (as the victim or the offender), please, please seek help. Your life may depend on it.
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Oh Lord, I do not understand. 

But today, when I am completely at a loss for words and my heart aches in the wake of tragedy, I will put my hope in You. Be with this family. Comfort them with your power of the Holy Spirit; with the strong love of Christ; and the fullness of life that only comes from God. May you be a refuge for this family, a stronghold, during this time of serious trouble.

"May your unfailing rest be upon them, Oh Lord, even as they put their hope in you."

14 comments:

Kelly said...

How awful! Does the little girl have other family she can stay with?

Kellie said...

Yes, she has grandparents out of state that adore her so that is a silver lining in this story.

Carrie said...

I am so sorry to read this. This is really terrible.

Lindsay said...

oooooo my heart breaks for this girl! I will certainly be praying for her!

meh said...

I am so sorry! Am praying alongside you.

jen said...

Oh, Kellie, I am so sorry - for this little girl and her family and for the sorrow that you feel to. Hugs!

lisa@littlesliceoflife said...

I am so sorry about your friend. What a tragedy. My prayers are with you and especially the little girl.

Michelle@Life with Three said...

What a horrible tragedy. My heart breaks for that poor girl. She'll be in my prayers.

Tiffani said...

This absolutely breaks my heart and I will certainly pray for that precious child and her grandparents too!

Tanya said...

Oh, Kellie, I am so, so sorry. Please know I will be praying for this child and the healing she will need.

stephanie j. said...

I'm so sorry to hear about this, Kellie. I never even heard about this on the local news.

mer@lifeat7000feet said...

Oh, that is just so sad Kellie. I will pray.

Musings of a Housewife said...

OMG. I cannot imagine. Can NOT. What a horrible tragedy.

Darcie said...

That's just so awful. I'm so sorry.