How quickly we get caught up in our own lives. We almost forget about the things that happen to other people. I am guilty of this. Feeling like things are difficult when the flu races through our home or when I am in the midst of potty training a headstrong daughter. Or, like this weekend, when I am feeling tired and drained because Quinn is teething, cranky and up all hours of the night.
I am lucky to have to deal with these things.
As I logged into my Facebook account last night a status update stared at me. I gasped and whispered, “Oh no.” This news would have trickled it’s way to me, at some point. Maybe not this week, or even this month but eventually I would hear it. With Facebook, the news of our friends past and present dangles at our fingertips. We share a daily glimpse into the lives of people that we see every day, weekly, yearly and even those that we haven’t seen in years.
A friend that I went to high school with has recently gotten married. In the last few years, I can’t quite recall. They were expecting their first baby, due this month. What is supposed to be the happiest, amazing, most awesome time in one’s life has not turned out that way for them.
Their son was born sleeping on Friday. I know the road that they are all traveling right now. I walked it almost 9 years ago with my sister so when I ask you to think of them and pray for them, it is because I know how very much they need it. So please, friends, think of them. That they find support in one another and in their families and their friends. That they find the strength to carry on when the grief makes it unbearable.
An Angel in the book of life wrote down your baby’s birth,
Then whispered as she closed the book,
“Too Beautiful for Earth.”