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Sunday, October 23, 2011

A hard Day

A horrible thing happened this weekend.
My friend died. It's hard to even type the words now.
She was young, she was beautiful and she was pregnant.
She didn't wake up one morning.

It's been a hard weekend. Lots of tears.
They just sort of burst out of you for a moment and then they are gone.
We are all reeling. Ann was loved. And we miss her already.

My head has stopped spinning for a moment and I remember,
I remember the love that I have for my Savior.
I remember the sacrifice he made.
I remember that this is not the last of my good time with my friend.
That we will meet again and laugh and craft and make Chocolate Easter Eggs in Heaven.
Because lets be honest, there IS chocolate in Heaven.

When I think about Ann now, where she is, where she is going, I am calm.
At peace. I know she is safe, I know she is loved.
I think about her family and her friends here on Earth and I am sad.
Of all that they will miss without her.

I will be strong. I will show love. I will not forget.
I will have a little girl play with my little girl often.
I will have a sweet man over for dinner with us.
Just as I would if Ann were here.

my favorite picture of Christ.


Heather said...

Rileigh, I am so very very sorry for your loss. I will keep your friends in my prayers... what a comfort and peace the gospel can be in times like these. I'll be praying for you as well. Love you.

Jeri said...

I am so sorry. You have such a strong outlook and I'll remind you to read this words when it gets hard again. Oh, that little family...just thinking of them makes my heartache. Call if you need to talk.

Jodi said...

How sad for you, I'm so sorry. I hope you can all be filled with the peace you need.

Grandma Hansen said...

My dear girl, I love you. Grieving is a dark process with the only hope being the Savior. I am so glad we are a family forever. Mom

Heather said...

I am so sorry, I had no idea you were going through something like this. It truly is a blessing to know what we know, that she is safe and that she is loved there too. If there is anything I can do, let me know. I love you!

Maggie said...

I'm so sorry Rileigh. This is terrible. It is hard to understand why these tragic things happen to those we love. I hope you can find some peace.

jamie hixon said...

Wow, there are no words. Whenever death happens suddenly to a young person, there is always a different kind of mourning and sense of loss. I will pray for you and her family, although I do not know them.

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