Today has been a bit of a sad day. I met a new mom, with a super cute little boy. He is 1 1/2. He doesn't have a daddy. I spent a few minutes talking to the mother, and my heart just broke for her.
She is living here with her parents because her husband doesn't want her or her son anymore. He is an alcoholic and wants nothing to do with them. While she went back to try and reconcile with him a few months ago, she got pregnant again. So now she will have 2 children to raise on her own.
She just seemed desperate for a friend and for someone to talk to. I hope I will see her around again, and that she will continue to find other moms to talk with.
The second thing that just made me want to cry today is a girl that Keith went to school with. She is dying, and may already be dead at this point. Her organs are all shutting down, including her heart. She was a Christian, so we know she is going home to be with Jesus, but it's so hard to see someone so young have to go through such pain, and then die. She was on staff with YWAM in Vancouver, and had such a passion for God.
The third thing that made me sad today was something that isn't too fresh anymore, but I was just reminded of it today. It is Dan & Laura's little baby Mya. I happened to check out Laura's facebook page today, and looked at the pictures of their beautiful little girl. It's so hard to even fathom how horrible it was to lose a child. One that they never got to really meet. I'm so thankful that they will be having another baby this year. I hope that this little one will be strong and healthy.
And there was one more thing. My blogging friend Steph has a friend who just miscarried her twin boys. How awful. Why does this stuff have to happen? I mean, I realize that this is a fallen world, and that is why, but just WHY?
Sorry there are no happy pictures today, and no stories about fun things. Maybe another day.