Our friendship is built by words, simply words. Emails, and Twitter chats, and the thing that first connected us, our blogs.
Sharing about our families and daily lives.
Discussing our dreams.
Helping each other with homeschool.
And now the words are simply not enough. My dear friend, Dana, lost her little boy this weekend. An accident that has happened in my own home took the life of a precious little boy. I have never met him, but my heart is in pieces.
Dana and I have tried to get together. We’ve plotted and schemed about meeting at Yellowstone among other things. And now I just want to be there. To love on this family in a real tangible way. Not merely with the words, because I have none.
There is nothing to say to comfort.
There is nothing to type that will make the loss less.
I imagine what the Hanleys are facing, and yet I cannot imagine the true horror of the reality. I squeeze my kids tighter. I think of all the times they could have been hurt. I think of Christmas without one of them and tears stream down my face.
There are no words, but there are groanings that the Holy Spirit understands. May He interpret their love in my friend’s broken heart.
If you would like to send a card, please put “Attn: Dana” on the envelope and mail it to:
Heart of the Matter Online
c/o Angela DeRossett
P.O. Box 13031
Offutt AFB, NE 68113-0031
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