Have you ever hit that button at the top of your blog that says "next blog"? I do when I am bored and can't sleep. Last Wednesday night, I did it. Usually I find old blogs that haven't had a new posts in years or months. Sometimes I will brush off the cobwebs and read them.
One I found last week I really liked. It was up to date too! Bonus! I sat there reading for an hour or so. I could relate to her. I read about her "hot" date with her husband that lasted an hour and ended with him coloring her roots after! How lucky is she? I can't even get mine to pick me up a box of hair color let alone color my roots for me. I totally blame him for it too.
I drooled over pics of her projects
Looked at the pics of her two beautiful children on their first day of school
I joined her site cause I enjoyed it so much. I checked back to see if she had any new posts. Nope, she may be too busy being supermon to post on her blog. The beginning of the school year tend to require alot of time.
Saturday, I read a blurb about her on another blog. Her handsome son, Jack, was killed in a flash flood. I don't even know her or him, but my heart immediately broke.
It still brings me to tears. I can't imagine what Anna from An Inch of Gray, or her family, is going through. Their loss is unimaginable. It was a terrible and tragic accident. He was playing in his own back yard when a flash flood swept him into a nearby creek. He was found 2 hours later.
Yesterday was his service. You can read the loving tribute his mother wrote and said at it here. I have just found her, but I have to say that I admire this woman immensely. Her strength and courage to speak so honestly about her son is admirable. I don't know if I would be as gracious as her. I hope and pray I never find out. I would be pissed off. I would yell and scream at anybody that would stand there and take it. I would want to shake someone and ask "why him"? Why MY son?! I know there is a great scheme to things and everything happens for a reason but this is one of those things that I just don't see it. I couldn't handle seeing his friends grow up. I would break down with every little lego I found stashed in an obscure corner. I wouldn't know how to move on after a great loss like this.
I hope you all will stop by Anna's blog to lend your support. My hope and wish is that she and her family can find comfort and peace.
All photos were taken from An Inch of Gray blog.