May 21, 2010

Life as I knew it

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!

3 comments:

chocolatecoveredgummiebears said...

I'm so sorry to hear about this loss, I'm so grateful for the gospel.

Kayli Sue said...

Facebook is really rough. I hate finding out bad news that way. I wish people called about stuff like that more. But it definitely helps having the gospel in our lives for sure. I am so sorry for your loss...

Jon and Bre said...

I am very sorry steph! I think we are in her family's ward or else maybe it is someone else but a young girl got in bad car accident with her little kids in the car with her she passed away and the kids are ok. our ward is grieving with the family and loved ones and i am very very sorry, but yes... the gospel is real, and thank goodness for it. we love you guys and miss you lots!