Tuesday, January 09, 2007

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Since starting the blog, I have tried to be really honest about the experiences I have, the good, the bad and the ugly. I have not hidden any aspect of my life here because I thought it important to understand the experiences associated with helping children. I write about our joyful moments which have been many and the painful ones too, which have been fewer. So in that vein here is another sad chapter which I will share with you. I hope that you will pray for comfort to surround Bonnie and her family as they face yet another inexplicable loss.

Please pray for us. We just heard that our little Mandi Hope died suddenly...no details known...and we are devastated. The last we heard she was happy and healthy in a foster home with a family who really loved her. I have her photo on my desk next to Susan's....and I look at them all the time. Tomorrow will be the one month anniversary of Susan's death, and now we have lost Mandi too. This is almost more than I can bear. Thinking about Mandi and planning for her to join our family was the one thing that was helping me heal the most from Susan's loss. Nothing makes sense to me right now. Please lift our family up in prayer.


I hope that one of the lessons that we will learn is that when we compare ourselves to the pain of this family right now, we will have absolutely nothing to complain about and everything to feel grateful for. A dding my prayers to yours for Bonnie and Andy and their children.

With much love,


Anonymous said...

Bonnie and Family,
This is simply too awful to comprehend. From one mother adopting to another I am completely and totally lifting you and your family up in prayer right now. Peace to you. I am so sorry.

Anonymous said...

Please know, Bonnie and family, that you are in my thoughts. I am so very sorry to hear about your loss. Tammy

Lisa said...

My heart aches for this family. I am so very sorry for your loss. I would like this family to know that we are lifting them up in prayer.
I hope you are able to find peace.

Veronika said...

Bonnie and family,
I'm so sorry about this second loss. Please know that we are thinking of you and praying that God will strengthen you through all this.

Beckie's Life's Lessons said...

Oh my, this is just so very sad for Bonnie, Andy and their family. I just cannot imagine the absolute heartache this kind and caring family are going through. I have lifted them in prayer.

Anonymous said...

Your in my thoughts and prayers!

mum2brady said...

Oh no :( I am so sad to hear this. Bonnie - we are keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.

Anonymous said...

My prayers offer up your pain.

stefanie said...

Bonnie and family,
praying for you now. I know you must feel so confused but may God give you clarity and heal your heart.

The Carmodys said...

That is just unbelievable. Keeping that family in our prayers!


Anonymous said...

Bonnie and Family,
You are in my prayers, that God will comfort you in your distress and reveal His will for you.

Mom-of-5 said...

How terrible.
Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone.
What terrible losses.

Anonymous said...

I just read in a book(that I love) that when a very young child dies, this child is really an angel from God. And that this special angel comes to earth for a very short time to bless the people that touch its life. This angel gives them a gift that they may not be able to appreciate until way later....there will be a gift.....there are blessings. I pray for your family, Bonnie, that you find strength and peace at this most difficult time.
This is so true...I know this and you will too.

Mom to six! said...

Oh my goodness, I am so sorry. Our prayers are definitely with this family. May God's loving mercy fill their hearts with peace during this very difficult time in their lives.