Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Memorial Service at 6 p.m. Tonight.

I'll be heading off in just a bit to attend the memorial service for a dear friend's husband who was killed last week while riding his motorcycle home from work. Thank you all for your prayers and well wishes. It has meant so much to me and I'll deliver them in person to Marie tonight.

Marie is so strong! I'm so proud of her. She called me Thursday evening to tell me of the tragedy. I called her back Friday evening to check if she needed me to come to her town and stay with her or help with something. I just wanted to know she wasn't alone. As soon as she answered her phone, I heard many voices, LOUD voices and lots of background noise. The first thing out of my mouth was, "I called to check on you but I can tell you've got a lot of people around you." She told me she was at a football game to watch her 16 year old son walk across the field during halftime as a Junior escort for homecoming! It was also the first time her daughter attended homecoming. There are photos of them on Marie's facebook page.I'd forgotten that was coming up. It was reassuring to know the family was going on with their plans, staying busy, etc. She sounded as if everything was normal until she mentioned how she can't walk into their bedroom. We both broke down a wept a bit. I promised her lots of hugs when I arrive this evening. Please remember the family in prayer again today and then especially around 6p.m. when the service begins.

Marie will be fine. She has a faith that will sustain her. More importantly, she has a GOD that is sustaining her day by day.

14 comments:

Frazzled Farm Wife said...

What a tragedy! So sorry to hear about your friends husband...I will definitely pray for her and her kids!

Sis. Julie said...

This is such a tragic story Sis. I will be praying for her and for the family. What a blessing to know she has a walk with the Lord and that He is giving her grace and strength that only He can give!!

What a blessing for her to know you are going to be there for her as well.

A Note From Theresa said...

I am so sorry to hear that. Praying for your friend!

Penless Thoughts said...

She has been very much on our minds, in our thoughts and prayers daily. Thanks for letting us know the time of the service. That will be 5 o'clock here and it is now 3:30.
Susan

Kristi said...

I had a couple of posts to catch up on here! I'll be praying for your friend and her children. I've thought about them quite a lot since reading about their valley.

~Kristi

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

Hugs and more hugs to you, Pam, for being such a very good friend. prayer still ongoing for Marie and her family. connie from Texas

Pat said...

God's peace is one that confounds the most analytical minds!!

May she find the comfort and peace she needs to make it through each day and the long nites!!

MightyMom said...

and apparently a dear friend ready to be there after all the bustle dies down and the family is left with the void.

Kelly said...

I will pray for Marie and her family. I can't imagine what it's like to lose a spouse. I am so glad that Marie has God. I often wonder how those who do not have God in their lives make it through these kinds of tragedies.

Thursday's Child said...

Wow! What an amazing woman. I don't think I'd have it in me to hold up so well. But then again, it's not us who hold up but God who holds us up. ;)

Z said...

THIS is such a nightmare, she's still in my prayers..
I'm glad she has you for a friend!

xx

Rancher said...

Good friends like you help allot in times like these. All of you will be in my prayers.

luvvom said...

I'm sorry I'm late to your site for this post. Her and her family are in my prayers.

Penless Thoughts said...

Just checking.....are you okay?
Susan