Tuesday, July 28, 2009

The Unexpected

I should be at work today. However, Mr. T was called in for jury duty so I'm home with my girls. I figured it would be a nice day that I could do something at home as usual.

Then, I got a phone call from my mom. She had been calling me at work and couldn't find me there. She barely got the words out of her mouth before dissolving into tears. A death in the family. An unexpected, before-her-time kind of death. I can't imagine the devastation of her mother, daughter and sister in particular. I'm shocked. I find myself thinking how we are here one day and can be suddenly taken the next. There is a gaping hole in the lives of those left behind to mourn.

I don't post things so personal typically but suddenly, organizing my photos doesn't seem so important.


  1. God bless her soul and may her rest in peace. I'm sorry that anyone has to go through this - events such as this are the toughest to handle.

  2. Melanie, I'm so sorry. My
    thoughts and prayers are with your entire family.
    Let me know if there's anything I can do.

  3. Hugs....xoxo~Kathy~ @ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

  4. I will pray for you and your family dear blogger friend. We have recently lost two teens in our lives. It has changed me forever. The pain is so raw, deep, and unexplainable.
    Roxanne @ beverlysandhills

  5. I'm sorry your day started off so nice and has taken such a bad turn - I'll be thinking of you and your family.

  6. Please accept my condolences. It's a very difficult thing. I know. I lost two persons recently that were dearly beloved. I hope comfort can be found in God for you all.

  7. I am sorry for your loss...you are in my prayers. XXX Annie

  8. Dear Melanie,
    I am so grieved for your families lost...my prayers will be with you and your family...it is so tragic even when it is a death you are somewhat expecting but to be blindsided is just like being hit with a baseball in the pit of your stomach.
    I am so thankful, you were at least with your girls....I have found at times like that if I am away from my children (adults now)especially or my husband or my mother or daddy or sister, I just have to be with them. I am just really sorry....I have no words but I do have a listening ear......
    The angel you chose for your post is so very gorgeous...some day when your life is back to some kind of healing I would like to ask your permission to use this angel picture on the right side of my blog with the link back to you...it will be used for no other purpose....I just have angels and I put scriptures to them.
    God's Blessing Sweet Lady
    Angel Hugs
    if you ever feel like talking I would be happy to listen and hold and your hand.
    My 33 year old daughter is in the battle for her life for the third time but God is merciful to all of us....His Grace is Sufficient even when we feel we are drowning....just cling to Him Melanie

  9. My prayers are with you and your extended family at this difficult time.


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