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A Heavy Heart…

8 Sep

Today I write this post with a heavy heart…  Sometimes I wonder when I became an adult-a grown up-OLD :).  It’s almost as if deep inside me somewhere I see myself as a college age girl with few responsibilities and a life full of dreams ahead of me yet to be fulfilled.  Don’t get me wrong, I feel incredibly blessed when I wake up from this illusion to find myself mid dream- with an amazing husband, wonderful family & friends, a great education and a solid foundation to stand on.  Sometimes, however, I wake up to the realization that when you’re a grown-up you also face trials, sadness, and challenges.  This week has been one of those weeks…  This week I learned that some friends of ours lost their three year old son, Micah, very suddenly.  I also learned that the woman I consider my second mom has a cancer that will most likely win.  This week I learned that life is precious- very very precious…  and although I have a faith in a hope that is eternal, I also know that loss creates a very heavy heart inside me.

About a year and a half ago I learned that Edina, Minnesota has a tradition of honoring children that have passed away far too young with balloons.  It is a way the community can show love and support to the grieving family and friends.  It’s a way we can send balloons up to heaven for our dear little ones to share with Jesus.  When some friends of ours lost their two year old son there were red balloons not only posted all around Edina, but all around the state and country.  It was so powerful.  It gave us all the opportunity to let the family know we are here for them.  It shows the love and support of a community that has no boundaries.

Today that same boundry-less community is honoring Micah with orange balloons.  That community’s support has stretched across the nation.  Today we remember little Micah and pray for his Mommy, Daddy and Big Brother.  God’s Blessings on You All…

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