I know my earlier post was a little rant on how tired and stressed I was from cutting the grass but after tonight I have absolutely nothing to complain about.
Psalms 10:17 You hear, O LORD, the desire of the afflicted; you encourage them, and you listen to their cry,
Monday evening there was a car accident and the girl that got hit pretty much head on was someone from our church. I know her family very well, her older sister, Amanda, was in my wedding and 'shared' my parents when we were little. (My mom was her babysitter during the day) Kristen is only 18 and was 30 weeks pregnant. They had to cut her out of the car and she is okay. Just a little fracture on her left arm and a bad sprang on her left ankle, but the baby was killed instantly. Darren worked the scene, helped with the reports....of course now there is a criminal investigation going on. Kristen had to have a c-section Tuesday night and got to hold her. They named her Ava Michelle, she was a little over 3lbs. I wasn't going to post about it yet because I didn't want to just broadcast it like an impersonal story. But tonight I went to see her at the hospital and it was the saddest thing I've ever seen. She showed me some pictures, I cried because she looked perfect. Just asleep. This tragedy has been on my mind constantly and I keep thinking 'why' and 'how is she going to get through it' The officers told them that if Kristen hadn't been pregnant (and that far along) the impact would have done major internal damage to her and possibly killed her. That little baby saved her life...that was her purpose. And now Kristen has to figure out what God has planned for her because it's so much bigger than she thought it was. That baby was her lifesaver. She is so young and has gone through more in these last few days than most of us go through in a lifetime. Please keep her and the family in your prayers. I came home from the hospital and just kissed my babies and tucked them in bed. So what if they fought all day while I tried to cut the grass and my house is still a disaster from VBS week...I have nothing to complain about. My heart just aches with sadness for Kristen and moments in life like this remind you to not take anything for granted.