04 August 2010

HNT - Disbelief

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It was news one never expects.

A dear friend and wonderful mother. A thinker. A dreamer. A blogger and a former HNT-er. An inspiration during some of my most difficult times. It was a short blog post:

On Monday July 19, there was a fire at my ex's home. We lost Moo and D'oh. Deedles is my hero, because she got Ganigan, Beans, and herself out of the house. She did everything right. I'll tell the full story later. Right now, I have too much to do and think about.

I lost my babies.

Two of her five children are gone - her 9 year old son and her 3 year old daughter. I sat in disbelief as I read the post, wanting to somehow reach through the screen to physically comfort her and offer her strength. Thinking of how petty my own concerns have been recently. Wondering how this could possibly be any part of a just and loving God's plan.

*I have intentionally NOT linked to her blog as I don't know how she would respond to the sudden and unexpected number of visitors during this incredibly difficult time*

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25 comments:

Emmy said...

When I read your Tweet this afternoon, I wanted to cry. The heartache she must be going through losing two of her babies. What a great way to offer your support.
~Emmy

Baseball Mom said...

This is so sad. I can not even imagine the pain. Thanks for sharing. Puts things in prospective. It really does.

Jericho said...

I have five children. I cannot fathom, cannot begin even to contemplate this stark nightmare of reality. My heart and prayers go out to her.

Mike said...

Times like this is when you find out what really matters.

Jaimey said...

There are no words to say how sad I am for our dear friend. I have been crying all day long. It's just NOT fair.

Moosekahl said...

My prayers and tears for the family. An unimaginable heartbreak...

Maggie said...

I'm so sorry to hear this. What a tragedy.

captain corky said...

It's so heartbreaking...

Gina said...

Oh my gosh, this makes me sick. And puts life into perspective.

Evil Twin's Wife said...

That is so horrific. I can't even imagine. But, I will say a prayer for her and her family, even though I don't know them.

Matt-Man said...

It sucks. I dig Boo and have for a long time. And well, that's all I can really say. Cheers Dana!!

Karen said...

I read this earlier on Jamiey's blog. I don't know who the blogger is, but it broke my heart nonetheless.

tjames said...

This is so sad... Please everyone, check your smoke detectors monthly.

Vinny "Bond" Marini said...

What a horrible event...I can not even imagine her pain.

Prayers are sent to her.

nitebyrd said...

This is a horrible, heartbreaking tragedy. Please tell her she's in my prayers.

Nolens Volens said...

At first I thought "pets", but this is truly heartbreaking. Goddamn.

we're doomed said...

This heart breaking. Somewhere in Missouri there was a school bus accident and at least one student died. This is a sad time.

Sedorah said...

I don't think this is part of God's plan. I think God's plan is for friends and family to be there for her at this sad time.

It is truly a horrible thing.

Another Suburban Mom said...

I do have this blogger in my reader and when I 1st read the feed I did think it was pets. Now that I know I can only weep for her.

This is so very heartbreaking. It is events like this that sorely test my belief in God.

Thembi said...

Every time I think I've processed it and started to recover - it hits me like a ton of bricks. Every 15 minutes or so, all day and all night.

Phfrankie Bondo said...

...my heart...

Anonymous said...

So hard and you are in my thoughts and prayer.

jennifer said...

What a nightmare - my heart breaks for your friend. God can handle our questions of why He would allow a tragedy like this to happen. I think anyone with a heart would question.

Saying a prayer for this family and saying a prayer for you as well during this painful time. I'm just so sorry.

The Queen said...

Send her my love and prayers... I have placed her story (link to you) on my site and it will remain there for three days.. my silent tribute to her and her loss.

Judy Susan said...

I still think of her on a daily basis and hope she is doing well. Her story broke my heart that day, and still does today. The former Queen.