1.15.2010

closing remarks

this week has left me with such a heavy heart...
i was reminded again and again this week how fragile life is,
and how quickly it can be taken away.
with the loss of innocent little ones & massive destruction in haiti everything feels so fleeting.

i overheard a man saying that now is the time when God tests us to see how we will act, how we will treat others, and i agree!
“All about us there are many who are in need of help and who are deserving of rescue. Our mission in life, as followers of the Lord Jesus Christ, must be a mission of saving. There are the homeless, the hungry, the destitute.” - President Gordon B. Hinckley, 1991.

watching the news last night it filled me with happiness to see my church already packing plane after plane full of food & supplies. russ has always felt strongly about donating to their humanitarian aid fund, and i feel a little better knowing our hard earned dollars are really doing some good right now.

i'm still stuck somewhere between anxiety & gratitude. i might be for awhile. if anything, this week has changed me. with every little kick my son musters, i feel so much gratitude. i know miracles are real, he has proven that to me.
i know there's more miracles left for those who've felt loss this week.

i hope everyone has a peaceful weekend.
if you feel inclined, you can donate through the humanitarian fund here.

6 comments:

Nakita Ellis said...

Amen to that. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

Ashley and Chris Miles said...

You are awesome!! Keep it up my friend!

{amy k.} said...

I agree. My heart hurts every time I see those pictures or read another article. I'm amazed at the quick response of the church, it's so amazing to me. Thanks for sharing!

jenna said...

dont worry just bawling over here. i really needed to hear that sentence, there will be miracles for those who have lost. i know thats true. love you em.

Martha said...

It never ceases to amaze and humble me all that our church does for others.

chari-o said...

thanks for this! love you!

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