Thursday, September 15, 2011

Next Blog

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.

Semper Fi!

All photos were taken from An Inch of Gray blog.


Richard Cottrell said...

OMG, my heart hurts. I don't know if I could live through it. Richard from My Old Historic House.

TexWisGirl said...

how incredibly tragic...

Barbara F. said...

Maggie, this is such a tragedy.......I don't even have words for it. I will say prayers for this young man and his family. His mother is an inspiration. xo,

Lori said...

Wow Maggie ~ what a tragedy for some one that you just found. I will head on over there and lend my support. xo

Red Couch Recipes said...

Maggie -- what a shocking thing to occur! Wow, is all I can say. I will drop by her site. We need to hold on and love them while we can as life is fleeting. Joni

Marydon said...

Tears in my eyes ... I did react nearly as you say you would when our son became an angel ... May this Mother find love & strength from us all in her loss, as her son sits with Jesus. I'll visit her ...

Would you be so kind to share your donut bread pudding with me, please?

Have a beautiful weekend.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

That's just so sad:@(

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Oh, my goodness Maggie! Unthinkable. I am so sorry for this dear family. Saying prayers for strength and dealing with an unspeakable loss!
xo Yvonne

Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch said...

I am stunned. I really was shocked when you said he had died. And I agree, he was such a handsome guy, and I just can't imagine what an ordeal this must be for them. Thanks for sharing.

The DIY Show Off said...

Anna and her family have been on my mind all week too. Praying every day. Blog friends are still very real and my heart aches and I cried and still tear up reading about it. I'm hoping that the blogging community's support gives her some comfort.

Marydon said...

Oh, my golly, Maggie. Here all thi time I thought I was following you ... & I am not! To I just took care of that. Sorry.
Dying to see that recipe.

bj said...

This breaks my heart, too. I can't even imagine how I could live if something like this happened in our family. GOD would have to carry me which, I'm sure, HE is carrying her.

Jacqueline said...

OH, my heart just breaks reading this. I can't imagine what I would feel like. How tragic. Thank you for letting us know!

Theresa said...

That poor family. there really are no words but I have to say I would probably scream too. t. xoxoox

Anonymous said...


I read Anna's blog and my heart hurts for the loss of her beautiful son, Jack.

Your Friend,