I had thought that this post would contain lots of details of our Fall Break at my parent's house, but my heart is heavy today with the news that one of Sophie Kate's friends has passed away. I just can't bring myself to pretend I am feeling something other than heartbroken.
This sweet girl was just 3 years old, so close in age to our Sophie Kate. I am heartbroken for her parents. I have been connected to this internet group of parents since not long after SK was born. I remember when this family joined the group because their little girl was so close in age to SK. We have even exchanged facebook messages from time to time about our girls.
This is a group of people I have never met in person but we share such a bond with each other. We share ideas, stories, victories, struggles and heartache. We can relate to each other on such a deep level because we know...we just know.
Today however, I do not know. I do not know how these parents feel, I do not know why these babies have to suffer so, I don't know "why." From everything I have seen though, I know this family knows God because they are praising Him even through their unimaginable difficulty. They know that their baby girl is in the arms of Jesus at this very minute.
This cuts to the core though, I would be lying if I said that this did not scare me. This was a shock to me and my tears have fallen hard and heavy as my heart has been torn in two for this family. God, may her sweet life continue to be an influence for your kingdom and may her family be engulfed in your comfort and love in the coming days and weeks.