Thursday, October 16, 2008
Urgent Prayer Request!
It's ironic that I just posted about my long time friend Marie. I never thought I'd be bringing her up again so soon on my blog. I just hung up from a phone conversation in which Marie called to tell me that her husband Scott was killed last night on his way home from work.
He usually arrives home around 12:30. When he wasn't home by 2 a.m., Marie awoke with a start, calling out his name. She then jumped in the car to go look for him. While driving the route she knew he brought home, she called 911. After describing her husband and his motorcycle she was told they were investigating a motorcycle accident. She should turn around and get home. She called the highway patrol and was told that an officer would be at her home in a matter of minutes. She knew then that her husband wouldn't be coming home.
Please pray for this dear lady. She held up well for most of the time I was on the phone with her. She did break down a few times when she was specifically requesting prayer for wisdom. Her heart's desire is for the children to get through this without allowing bitterness to God to take root. While her and Scott's eldest son is married and out on his own, she still has 4 children in the home. Two are teenagers and the twins are ten years old. She told me that she already misses him so much! I'm so grateful that I can tell you that Scott was saved and is now in the presence of his Creator.
The next few days will be hectic for her as she is taking care of details, planning the memorial service, etc. Thankfully, she has a wonderful church family and a great pastor who is ministering to her during this difficult time. Marie lost her mom in a car accident just a few short years ago.
Thank you dear friends! Hold your loved ones near and a little tighter tonight. In the morning, be sure to start the day expressing your love for each other. One never knows what a day will bring forth.