Wednesday, November 19, 2008

In my prayers.....

Today is a sad day in my little Internet world. I'm going to be posting a blog from my friend Lauren because she put it all together so well. (thanks Lauren) Here is what she posted on her blog yesterday, today is the funeral for a friend of mine's husband....Please keep the Row Family in your prayers.

From Lauren's blog....
We'll start at the beginning...About 6 1/2 years ago I logged onto a wedding planning website called The Knot and joined the message boards there. I stayed on those boards until a few months after my wedding, when we decided to start trying for a baby. There were many of us headed in that direction so we went over to an MSN board for mommies/pregnant ladies/etc. A smaller group of us then moved on to a different board on MSN and this is where I met some of the most incredible women I'll ever know.We are from all over the country and even a few in Canada and one military wife over in Europe. We've been together for about 5 years now and consider each other best friends. All 100 or so of us! Many of us have met up once or twice a year for what we call a GTG (get together). Our GTG in Boston was honestly one of the best times of my life. This year I met up with a few of the girls for a smaller GTG at the New Jersey shore, which was a fun and relaxing weekend. One person I've become very close to and consider one of my very best friends is Melissa. She lives here in the Houston area and we get together often and talk off the board nearly everyday. All of these women have been there for me through some of the most difficult times in my life. They have been there for me emotionally and even financially. When you come home one day to find a card with money and gift cards from a group of "internet strangers", you know they are more than that. We have developed a sisterhood. We have been through marriages, pregnancies, miscarriages, still-births, divorces, post-partum depression, poopy diapers, terrible 2's, starting kindergarten and more, all together.This past weekend, something happened to one of our dear and beloved friends that has shaken us all to the core. Our sweet friend Andrea lost her husband and father to her 2 young children, to a tragic and untimely work accident. We are all so heartbroken and sad for Andrea, Jacob & Sydney. These are the times we wish we all lived near each other because at that time, we all wanted to run to Andrea and be with her. We were and still are hurting for lose your spouse so young, to have to explain to your children that their daddy isn't coming back, it's just not fair at all. Several of the girls on the board immediately started making plans to drive...even 5 hours or more, or fly to Buffalo to be there for the funeral and to be there for Andrea. They are all on their way, as I type. To drop what you're doing, sacrifice time with your family, children and at work, to be with a friend across the country in a time of need...that is true friendship. A friendship I am blessed to be a part of.May God bless Andrea, Jacob & Sydney. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.

This group of ladies has come to mean so much to me and I love them all so much. I have been to 2 of the larger get togethers and a few smaller local ones myself. I'm so glad that some of them were able to go to NY to be with Andrea. I have spoken to them this morning and they spent the evening with her and her family last night, they got to meet Matt's family and Andrea's family and just keep saying over and over how strong they are all being right now. So if you have a moment today, please say a prayer for Andrea and her babies.

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The Gumdrop Tree

((hugs))) to my sister-friend. Thanks for your nice comment on my blog.

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