Thursday, August 27, 2009

A Roller Coaster of Emotions

This has been a trying week. Two children drowned in our neighborhood. One was revived and will fully recover; the other did not make it. She was only 5. This has weighed heavily on my heart all week; I cannot contain the tears when I think of the parents' grief. They were at their new house preparing it to move into. The children slipped out back. I am so grateful one of them was able to survive. I wish both had been able to be revived, but things don't always work out the way we hope. After two days on life support, little Rachel's organs were donated and saved the lives of 5 other children. Out of tragedy springs hope and renewal. Just like Christ who suffered unthinkable suffering for us, so that we could be renewed.

Hope springs eternal in the human breast;
Man never Is, but always To be blest:
The soul, uneasy and confin'd from home,
Rests and expatiates in a life to come.
-Alexander Pope, An Essay on Man, Epistle I, 1733

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Unknown said...

Thanks for that Sandi. I think this has really affected many. Such a heart breaking situation, and one that is almost everyone's worst nightmare. Truly amazing that her organ donations were able to save five other children. I didn't know that.

The Hoot-Owl Harangue said...

I have been praying for this family Sandi! I am so sorry this horrible tragedy happened. I don't really know what to say... I will continue to pray!

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