Last Friday I received a phone call from my Dad telling me that my cousin Ben's (who lives in Alaska) wife Bethany had passed away from a seizure, she was only 22 years old and was holding her 3 week old baby girl coralie when she passed away. BAM! This news hit me like a brick and I was so sad (still am) about this horrible news. Ben has been on my mind every day since I received this news, I know what it is like to lose a child, and to lose my Mom but I have no idea what it is like to lose your partner in life and the love of your life. All I can do is pray for a peace that surpasses all understanding for Ben and pray for baby Coralie and know that God had/has a purpose for this part of their story even though we may never know what that purpose is in this life time.
Hearing about this tragic event left me feeling very thankful for my life and my time here on earth, and it makes me that much more thankful for the beginning of my 27th year of life! Makes me thankful for my family and friends who love me and being able to share in life with them through tragedy and triumph! I am praying for more triumph and joy this coming year because to be honest I need a little (or loooong) break from the tragedy part. When you hear about tragedy in other people's lives it truly makes you thankful for your life and makes you think twice about the blessings in your own life.
This week promises to be another busy one with a pie making class on Tuesday, Release time/ youth group on Wednesday & a quick trip down to the cities to see Daddy and Mary. I hope you all have a blessed week!
|Beautiful Fall day on Monday!|
|Peanut Butter M&M cookie dough|
|Excited for our road trip... I know we're dorks!|
|Wearing a cute hat from one of the teens!|
|And then we ran into snow...|
|Feeling the Birthday love!|
|Made these for a baby shower... Feeling pretty crafty|
|Me and my big boy Zeke|
|My favorite little girl!|
|Just love her!|
|Clay William... I love little feet & toes!|
|Pretty little girl in her cupcake pajamas!|
|Clay loving on Zoey|
|She was cuddling with me! Best feeling ever!!|
|I love being an auntie!|
|Craft time! Painting little pumpkins!|
|Good job Ryleigh!|
|Nothing beats a yummy cup of Hot chocolate!|