I’m taking a little time away from blogging this week. My heart is heavy for a few friends, one who many of you know, Heidi Swapp, who lost her son Cory last week (read how you can share a message of love with the Swapp family here), and the other friend, my life long best friend, you do not know, but who I will be seeing in Seattle a few days from now to honor the life of her recently departed brother-in-law who I have known since I was 13 years old.
Life is a wild and precious gift.
Katie Jones says
Sending hugs your way, too, Cathy. There is a plan behind all of it, though some days it is incredibly hard to see what that could be!
I hope you get a lot from your quiet time.
My heart aches to hear this kind of news. After I lost my own son, I found a support group that saved my sanity; Compassionate Friends. It’s for parents, grandparents, adult siblings who’ve lost a child of any age under any circumstance. It’s world-wide, so please let the Swapp family know about it. I also suspect that your life-long friend was youngish and that makes the loss even harder. I’m so sorry for your loss and I’ve already sent up prayers for all.
Such a tragedy what happened to Heidi’s son! My heart aches for them. Sending hugs to you Cathy and wish you strenght for the days to come.
Sometimes our spirit just needs to be quiet and to reflect. Wishing you peace and a quiet space. We’ll be here when you return.
Amanda Fraijo-Tobin says
Agreed. Enjoy your “time away”. May you reflect and hope loved ones find some peace.
I totally get it. Dear friend lost her son (21 yrs old) two weeks ago. Every day is a gift.
Michelle t says
I’m really sorry, Cathy.
The Morning Dew says
Sending you light and love today. <3
Christine K. says
My thoughts and prayers are with you and these people in your life.
Sorry for your own loss of a long time friend. That, on top of the loss of Heidi’s boy, makes for a heavy heart. Enjoy being with those you love.
Suspected that your sensitive heart was heavy. Take time for yourself. We’ll be here when you decide you’re ready to return.
Karen J. McLean says
I am thinking of you. Be well. Hugs.
Bridget in Minnesota says
Some times are just sad. We can’t seem to escape. My 82 year old Dad passed this week after a prolonged, drawn-out bout with Parkinson’s disease. In some ways, his death came as a release. He’s out of his suffering. On the other hand, I can’t imagine what that poor Swapp family is going through, losing someone so young. There are no words for that kind of tragedy.