Friday, July 9, 2010

a heavy heart

I don't know if you saw the news yesterday, but cnn, along with many others covered it. Outside of Seattle, a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter went down, taking the lives of three crew members and injuring a fourth.
One of those crew members was married to an old school friend of mine. They have three young children; ages 8, 6 and 2.
My heart breaks for them; I cannot even fathom what they are going through right now, what she is telling her babies about where their father is.
Coincidentally, earlier this week, she had flown home with the babies, to spend time with their families in New England, so I know she has the comfort of her loved ones when she needs them the most. She is in my thoughts and prayers.
Tonight, hug your husband/wife/son/daughter just a little closer and tell them how much you love them. Hearing someone say that they love you never gets old and you really can't say it enough.

5 comments:

Annie said...

Oh that's so sad. I'm sorry to hear the terrible news.

Jennifer said...

I am so sad to hear this. I knew of the accident, but when you know someone involved, it hits so close to home. Thinking and praying for them.

VA Gal said...

Oh, that is so sad! My heart just goes out to your friend and her family.

Mandy's Life After 30 said...

Heartbreaking. My thoughts are with the families of the lost ones....

TanyaLea said...

A bittersweet reminder of how fragile life really is... you are SO right, one never tires of hearing "I love you" and it's important we not hold back from those we love.

Very sad news. I will pray for your friend and her children...I can't even fathom how difficult it must be in her shoes right now.