On a typical day, this is a place of encouragement, hope and laughter. Today it cannot be so. My heart is heavy and my soul weeps. On Saturday a friend of mine received the most devastating news any wife can get. Her husband had given the ultimate sacrifice while serving in Afghanistan.
For you. For me. For the sake of FREEDOM.
I don't think you, or me, or freedom has crossed her mind today.
No, today she is consumed with a little 2 year old girl who still prays for her daddy to be safe at work.
Today she is filled with grief over the child in her womb who will never know his daddy.
Today she faces the unknowns of her high risk pregnancy that is 37 weeks along.
Today she wonders about their belongings still waiting for them in Germany where they had carved out a temporary home for the past two years.
Today she must face a new day. Alone.
I know you don't know her. But I do. She represents so many women and families in our country who have sacrificed so much more than I could ever imagine.
Her grief is raw. In the days ahead she will need a place to nestle in and be encouraged. She doesn't know I am asking this of you.
Please visit her blog and leave a word of encouragement. Click here to visit Susan's blog, then click on "comments" on her last post. The pictures are enough to melt your heart. Even if you have never left a comment here, I ask that just this once you leave one for her.
Today I grieve for her. Today I need you, my dear readers and friends.