Only A Vapor

My heart is heavy today. Last week there was a horrible accident in our town and a man and a 10-year-old girl lost their lives in the accident. Today was the funeral for the girl. I don’t know this family, I know people who do know this family. I have never lost a child, but, I’ve lost enough loved ones, that I can empathize the emotional pain that they are feeling.

I hurt for the little girls’ friends. When I was 11, my very good friend died in a drowning accident. I talked to her for the last time on that hot August morning. She had invited me to go swimming with her, but, I already had plans to go to the Fair with my dad. I remember her funeral. I remember the tears streaming down her parents’ and siblings faces. I remember her dad hugging me ever so tightly and saying, “You were such a good friend to Liz.”

This little girl’s friends’ will never forget her.

My heart aches for the mom. My daughter is the same age as hers that she lost. It’s absolutely heart wrenching.

I always try to keep the mindset to live each day the best that you can. Love on your loved ones. We are not promised tomorrow.

“Yet you do not know what your life will be like tomorrow. You are just a vapor that appears for a little while and then vanishes away.” James 4:14

 

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