mandag 15. desember 2008

The third candle is lit - for longing…

It is the third sunday of advent…

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The first candle stands for joy

the second candle for hope

the third for longing….

And a day for longing it turned out to be for four families today.

A house burnt “to the ground” in the small town I grew up in. Killing four young adults!

I know the people that lived in the house, and it has been such a sad day. I don’t want to go into details on the blog about this…

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I had so many plans for today.. BUT I lost every will to do anything with these sad news.

Will be back with something happier tomorrow!

9 kommentarer:

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity sa...

Monica, I am so sorry! I wish I could give you a big hug!!

Shelia sa...

Oh, Monica! I'm so sorry to hear about your friends. Just take care of yourslef and know you'll be in my prayers.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Sondra Behne' sa...

This the second horrible story I heard in two days via blogging. I just heard about a stabbing killing a mother , father and smallest child. Luckily the three older boys survived but are now parentless. Such pain during what should be a joyous time. My heart aches for you and all those that are suffering.

Let us count our blessings
Sondra

Jessica sa...

Monica~ such devasating news. My thoughts & prayers are with you, friend.

Hugs~ J

Rachael sa...

Monica-
I am so sorry about your friends and their home. Thank you for the beautiful Advent Candle post to help remember what the season is about and to remind us to count our blessings.

Bridget sa...

There have been so many devastating losses recently. My heart aches for you. I pray for strength to get you through this time.
Hogs, Bridget

~The Robin's Nest~ sa...

First the house right next to you then a house of your friends? Wow, you have had a hard month. I feel so sad for you and the loved ones of the ones that passed away.
Here is a big {HUG} for you!
Robin~♥

Buffie sa...

Oh no! I am so very sorry Monica!!! Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers....

Buffie

nikkicrumpet sa...

Oh how extremely sad! I feel so bad for their friends and family. I will keep them in my prayers!