Friday, January 16, 2009

Harsh reality...

Last night I found out that a childhood friend passed away from breast cancer. Darrel McManus, a man in his late thirties with a wife and a son taken away just like that because of this ugly disease. I dont know why and I'm trying hard to lean not unto my own understanding but my heart hurts for his family, especially his parents and his new wife.

A few years ago I'm not sure how I would have felt but after becoming a mother I now see it as a very harsh reality that a parent should not have to face. Parents just shouldnt have to see their children buried and it seems so out of order. However, I dont question God on his decision because I realize that He does know best but it doesnt stop my wheels from turning to the "what ifs".

Today I'm praying for the McManus family that they will have peace beyond all understanding. Today I will cherish what I have in my own family and embrace the moment. I will hug my son tighterm hold on a bit longer, cover him in kisses and tell him over and over again how much I love him and how rich he has made me life. I will thank my God and my husband for making it all possible. I encourage all of you to do the same.

Bless you all!


  1. that is sad Tori. I know my look on things has totally changed since my kids were born....

  2. How sad, Tori. I will be squeezing my men a little tighter today. Lots of prayers for your friend's family.

  3. How sad. Prayers for your friend's family.