Monday, February 25, 2013

Family










 Yesterday we hosted a small gathering to celebrate my Mama's birthday.  I had fully intended to wax poetic about all things partyish, talk about some frivolous topics (you know, since I never do that) and dramatically mourn the fact that my hoodlums have totally outgrown a bucket of toys that used to be their main focus each and every day for years... I was going to talk about setting up a booster seat, gather sippy cups and how I had to take "a moment" when I laid out a bib and one of the hoodlums old baby spoons for my niece.

And then as life happens, my heart broke when one of my dearest friends in all the world, incidentally someone I raised babies alongside, so many years ago, called me.  She called because her brother-in-law and 15year old nephew were up on a mountain yesterday and never came home last night... their truck was still in the lot.  Search and Rescue are headed up today but that means that they were out all night in the snow and elements. 

I couldn't even sleep much last night.  I feel physically sick to my stomach today for my friend and her family.  God kept waking me up all night to pray over them.  Of course I am praying for a happy ending.  My mother's heart kept thinking about family... extended and close.  Because she is my friend, it almost feels like it's happening in my family too.  So instead of a silly post about things that don't matter, I decided to share this in hopes that some of you might also pray.  We know God is fully in control of this situation and though my friend didn't know where her brother-in-law or nephew were all night, God knew exactly where they were, every single minute.   

*UPDATE: MY FRIEND JUST TEXTED ME THE WORDS, "JUST FOUND THEM"....That is all she said so when I hear more I will share...  thank you so much for prayers!!  Keep em coming. 

36 comments:

  1. I'm so sorry for this family and the anguish they have to be enduring. Praying right along side of you. (I have a 15 year old as well, makes it hit home for me.)

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  2. life changes in a instant. praying they're ok...

    xo

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  3. Oh my gosh, praying with you. Wondrous things happen.

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  4. Oh Sasha praying for a safe return!

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  5. Praying for them to be found and praying for your friend as well as you too.

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  6. Praying! My heart goes out to all who know him!

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  7. Praying for the safety and safe return to their family.

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  8. Praying for their safe return. Please keep us updated.

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  9. Oh goodness. Thanks for sharing this news, so that we can join in the circle of prayer. Sending prayers of patience and comfort for their family as they wait for the news.

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  10. Oh my goodness sweetie....praying for a safe and happy homecoming for everyone XOX

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  11. Oh, Sasha, I'm so glad they found them. Please keep us updated, praying they are doing ok.

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  12. so happy to hear the good news. what a relief! God is so gracious!

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  13. So scary! My boys head up to the mountain as often as they can, and I always pray them safely home. (Even the drive can be a scary and dangerous thing sometimes.)

    Let us know how they are.

    Laurel

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  14. Was praying as I read your post and then got to the end...God is good! So happy for your friend and her family. She's lucky to have someone like you on her side. Please let us know how they are doing. Saying prayers of thanksgiving...

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  15. PRAISE GOD! I was just stopping by to see if there was any news. So glad to hear the update!

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  16. Thannk you JESUS!!!!!!!!!!'

    Please keep us updated <3

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  17. AMEN!!!!! Thank you Lord for answered prayer!!!!

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  18. So grateful they were reunited.

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  19. Praying they are alive and well.

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  20. Your post gave me chills (of the not so good kind). Just this past fall my brother in law went missing (give God the glory - he too was found). Prayers are being sent.

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  21. after reading today's post, I see that prayers have been answered for your friend's brother in law and nephew...so grateful they were found!!!

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  22. I possibly heard about the same father/son. My friend Korey's brother-in-law and son were missing in BC. So glad they were found! Yes, it can all change in an instant. So happy for a good ending for them and that they will heal up just fine.

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  23. i am just sitting down to answer emails and blogs...of course i saw on ig they were found safe. thank goodness! but really sash..i am just speechless with my own self and how much time i spend thinking on things that are so trivial. much like you said in the post...geesh
    when your world tips upside down..and it can in a second so much of what we though mattered doesn't.
    like when i was sick..it is like i had so much clarity. hard things seem to do that don't they? hey...love ya..praying praying
    xo

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  24. So happy to hear they are safe!! Thanks be to God!

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