Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Crazy SAD day

I've been cleaning for this family since early 2005,in the last year and a half I have gotten close to the lady. She's only 4 years older than me and has been sick...so sick that she had to quit working and uses a cane and sometimes a walker and wheel chair. So when I go over there we would talk and laugh and even cry together. We joke and have a contest as to who is going to be a g-ma first.One of my houses you could say I looked forward to cleaning.

After a year and a half of spending thousands of $$$ and seeing tons of drs and getting poked,scanned,proded and everything imaginable she was FINALLY diagnosed with MD less than 2 weeks ago.

She has one boy that passed about 5 years ago. One that lives in Little Rock and the youngest is in Irag. This morning she called me and let me know her youngest committed suicide Monday evening in Iraq. My heart aches for her. What do you say to someone who has lost one child much less two in five years? I spent a couple hours with her this morning and was speechless...except for I'm sorry,what do you say?

Please keep our soldiers in your prayers...and their family. Please keep my friend and her family in your prayers.

3 comments:

Nicole @ BugaBoos said...

I am so bad at what to say in situations like that. I will be praying for her, that is just so awful. I cannot imagine losing 1 let alone 2 children, especially like that. She is very lucky to have you :)

Rhonda said...

Such a sad story. Even though there is not much you can say in a situation like that,I am sure that she was thankful for you being there. You are a good person, Lisa, for just staying with her for those couple of hours. God, bless you and her also.

youngwivestales said...

It's so sad that people go to war and have to try to fight for peace and end up going through horrible things like that. That is exactly the opposite of what Jesus wants us to do. This world is so unjust. my heart goes out to your friend and her family.
I know it's not easy when talking to people going through so many bad situations like that, but sometimes just being there and letting them cry it out to you is enough. Then you could always use the Bible to comfort her as well, the Bible has so many beautiful scriptures about a hope for the future and loved ones being reserected to a beautiful life on a peaceful earth.
If nothing else honest hearted prayer for ansers and guidence is always a good thing to do.
xox
tanya