Feeling sad today

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  1. annsni

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    4 years ago today, a friend of mine lost her 8 year old to cancer.

    1 year ago today, my friend's son (who was close friends to my girls) fell off a skateboard and sustained a fatal head injury. He was kept alive for a week on life support but then donated his organs to save others. He was their only child and just 19 years old.

    Last night at the fireworks we were supposed to go see, a boat capsized and three children died. Everyone was thrown from the 34 foot cabin cruiser but the three children who apparently were inside the cabin. They all drowned. A boy age 12 and two girls ages 11 and 8. My youngest two are 9 and 11. It just hit too close to home.

    Such sadness today and I just felt down. Then my little one was crying in her room and after really working on her, she finally told me that she was feeling badly about herself and that she was a failure. She's 9 and I guess hitting puberty. We had a great talk, a wonderful time of prayer and she was encouraged but it hurts my mother's heart to have a child sad and especially when it's feeling badly about themselves like that - hearing lies that are not coming from the truth. She is precious and a child of the King. She has so many talents and has the sweetest heart. I pray she remembers that!
     
  2. Salty

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    Ann, I'm not sure if this is a direct connection - but at my age now, I have attended several funerals and wakes of friends or their realtives from many years ago. Many were non-believers.

    I often wonder what I could have done to present the gospel to them. It does give me a surge to be more evangelical.

    Our prayers are with you. I think of the passage of Jesus in the Garden And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly (Luke 22:44)
     
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    As Stalin (?) said, "One person dies, a tragedy. 100,000 people die, history."
     
  4. Melanie

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    Me too, Ann.

    A dear woman who befriended me when I first made the intercontinental jump to New Zealand has just been diagnosed with breast cancer. She is scheduled for a mastectomy next Tuesday and expects to be discharged on day 2 or 3.

    I shall be quite busy as she is single and will need some assistance with ADLs etc.

    Take a look at the flashmob thing that Eaglelady has posted....cheered me up no end!!:type:
     
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    ....and MK's husband....
     
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    I am sorry for the events you relate. We met a woman over the weekend who is going through a very tough time in her life. My wife and I talked about how life will run smoothly for a bit and then rough, and too often, very rough times come into our lives. It seems at such times the problems or upsetting events are multiple, not singular.

    My prayers are with you.
     
  7. annsni

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    Exactly. I forgot to put that down but the day I posted this was when I heard about his accident, I believe. :( That just breaks my heart SO much!!
     

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