Sunday, May 9, 2010

Mother's Day...

Today, Mother's Day is different in my town.
Today, during lunch with my mom, the kids broke down and told us that right before they came, they found out that a boy took his life last night. I think they were trying to wait for lunch to be done with first, but couldn't make it. It is a boy they've played ball with, been in school with, hung out with, given rides to, been to the same things with,...they've known him for some time. He grew up here. He's been in college this year. And somewhere today, moms are crying. His mom and the mom of the girl he liked, the moms of the kids he knew, the other moms in his family....you know, I'm sitting here right now with tears running down my face and I know that there are lots more moms doing the same thing....it's just too young...

Just when you are feeling sorry for yourself and things in your life you didn't sign up for, and how things are not fair... you think about other people who didn't sign up for things... like our friend Deb with the beautiful blonde hair who is just waiting for her chemo and radiation treatments to start...Molly, who never really knew her mom because of that dang breast cancer,... Moms and Dads who are struggling in so many ways.... The list of prayer requests in the bulletin today at church went down the whole side of the page...and it make you thankful for the blessings that we have.
Go HUG someone and give them a smile and tell them you think they are special...just because.

6 comments:

Be Still and KNOW... said...

hug to you...because YOU are special.

Love ya

Sue said...

So sorry, Karen. That is heartbreaking for everyone involved and such a tragedy.

The Mom said...

How awful. I am so blessed to have a healthy, happy family. Thanks for the painful and much needed reminder.

Lisa Loo said...

Always tough. Always heart rending. Mother's Day is just so many things to so many different people--so grateful that this was not mine to bear this year. Prayers.

Hen Jen said...

so sorry.

Liz said...

What sad news. You write about it very well, thanks for the nice thoughts.