Monday, September 12, 2011

For Anna

I'm sure you've heard that our own Anna See lost her sweet boy last Thursday in the devastating floods in Virginia. Monday is the day that they will gather to mourn, and from 3,000 miles away I will mourn, too.

After following Anna for a year or two, I finally had the chance to meet her at BlogHer in NYC last summer. I had so much fun getting to know her, Kate, and Jill. We also realized that we had something else in common... Anna, Jill, and I are also sorority sisters. The connections made through blogging and being sisters have remained strong. Our hearts are bonded.

 As a mother I am devastated by what has happened. Losing a child is unimaginable, yet Anna is now facing that reality and I am heartbroken for her. There really are no words in our human vernacular that can even come close to help.

So today, I give the words of our Lord, Psalm 34: 18 "The Lord is near to those who have a broken heart." Jesus, hold Anna, Tom and Molly in the palm of your hand today, and carry them through this awful time. Give them calm, give them peace, for You alone can comfort in a time like this.

I am also reminded today of another online friend, Heather, that recently lost her daughter Emma. Someday, Anna, I hope that you can read Heather's post on God's sovereignty in the face of such personal tragedy. God will get you to that day, too, Anna.

I love you, Anna, and I hope that you can feel God's love surrounding you today, and always.

Addendum: If you, like me, missed the memorial service you must not miss this post, Anna, by Momastery. Take your tissues. I'm proud to say that I know this woman of courage and strength. Thank you, Glennon, for a glorious tribute to our friend.

If you have any words of comfort for Anna you may leave a comment on her post about Jake, or if you've written a post for her, please link over at Kate's so she will see all of them when she is ready. The family is asking that any donations be made to Samaritan's Purse.
Headless Mom


Stimey said...

I am sitting here dressed to go to his services and I still can't quite believe it. I just hope she can feel the love from all of us.

The Empress said...

I can't imagine.

A thought, of what this would do to me, I can't imagine.

Thank you for this post.

Kate Coveny Hood said...

I wish you could have been with us too. Much love to you!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

It breaks my heart. I have visited with her and keeping them in my prayers.

anymommy said...

Much love to you. I've been sending Anna my thoughts and love all day. I hope she feels them.

Jill said...

Oh lady - wish you were there with us today! xxx

Liz@thisfullhouse said...

My heart is breaking for your friends -- I am so, so sorry.

Rocks In The Wash said...

I left a message yesterday on her blog; my heart aches..

Sending her love and prayers from Utah.