It is incredible how quickly life as we know it can change. What started out as a frustrating day finally started getting better. I was reading a friend's short blog post "What could God do if I were less focused on me?" and realized that I could make my day better. So I did, and it was getting there. I was anticipating some girlfriends coming over to make some yummy treats, when I find out (in not the best of ways...via facebook) that a friend had passed away. My first reaction was read more, make sure this is really happening, next thought...call Mom. She'll know. When Mom picked up the phone it was like she knew exactly what I was calling about...and it was true. We both agreed that FACEBOOK is NOT the way to find out, word of mouth is so much better. Then it hit. I was so MAD. This young woman has a YOUNG family. It didn't seem fair. I cried, hard. Bristol laid her head on my side and patted my back. The Spirit is so REAL. There is no doubt. My friends started coming over, and thanks to them whether they knew it or not, it felt nice to have people there to help with Bris, and to distract my thoughts. As real as death is, I know it is not the end. As much as it can seem unfair, I know that my Heavenly Father has a plan for EACH of us. My prayers are with the family.
The funeral is on Monday. Maybe then I'll post more details. As for now, if you knew her I hope you find out by word of mouth and not because of someone's blog or facebook. And if I knew that you knew her and you may not know, I'll call you!