Yesterday, Marc and I received terrible news that our friends, Jess and Bob, lost their lovely niece, Hannah due to drowning. Rachael, Jess' sister, had been introduced to me while she was pregnant with Lily. Some of you may remember me posting their photo on Sydney's site shortly after Lily was born.
Since that time, a little over two years, I've periodically followed the lives of these two sweet girls both through Jess' blog and Rachael's. So, as crazy as it sounds, I feel fairly well acquainted with their family.
Last night, while lying in bed, I couldn't help but think of Rachael and Brien. The clock was ticking and I knew there would be no sleep for them that night. I'm not much of a prayer person. That is a story for another day. Last night, just in case someone is listening, I prayed:
Please wrap love around the families affected by the loss of this sweet child. Please, if only for tonight, allow me to burden some of their pain so that they may rest their tired, swollen eyes. Please comfort these families and let them know that so many people are praying for them.
This morning, I decided that there would be no more waiting. I'd start my novice blog today. As evidenced by yesterday's tragic events, these moments and our lives are fleeting. I will attempt to capture them while I have the opportunity.