Monday, January 4, 2010

Weekend Reflection

As I begin I am not sure how this post will evolve. I am still taking in and processing all that has happened this weekend and will for a long time to come. As I posted before I went away for a murder mystery party weekend. We had the party Saturday night and Kelly's uncle "died" at the party & we spent the night figuring out who did it. Then, the very next afteroon, Sunday I was at my dad's retirement party at Kate's house and a dear friend of my parents had a medical emergency and passed away at the party. The afternoon started off lovely with the house full of 60 guests wishing my Dad well. As the emergency evolved everyone at the party was amazng & did what they could. As my mom called 911, Kate & her husband (an EMT) were at his side immediately and others pitched in watching kids, holding doors, cleaning up, moving cars & other things out of the way for emergency crews, comforting his wife, and most of all the house was filled with prayer. Everywhere you looked groups were gathered and heads were bowed. I will forever hear the murmers of prayer in my mind and remember the feeling of knowing God was there with us in Kate's home.

I think I will leave my post there today. I just wanted to share this with all of you because this day is a part of me & I can not imagine going on pretending everything was perfect this weekend. To those of you there with us yesterday~thank you for your friendship & help. And to my friends out there on the computer please pray for Marlene & her family. I will write about the more joyful memories of the weekend another day. Thanks guys!

16 comments:

The Walvatnes said...

I'm SO proud of Kate. Such a comfort to all of us to know everything that could possibly have been done-was done for him immiediately. She really is a hero.

Jan @ bobbypinsboardwalk said...

I'm glad that you family all rallied together during such a tragic time. What a whirlwind of emotions. I pray for God's continued comfort upon you and your family.

blueviolet said...

What a beautiful moment in spite of the sadness.

Sage said...

Sometimes we wonder where we get the strength to go through such tragic events; that is when you know there is someone up there looking out for us. Sending you a hug!
Rita

Andrea said...

Stopping right now to pray for marlene and her family. Please keep us posted.

If you would like a prayer button for marlene and her family. Please go to: http://richgifts.blogspot.com and ask Edie to make you one. She does them free for urgent prayer requests. It is a ministry. Just tell her I sent you. Then we can all post it on our blogs and the entire world can storm the heavens in prayer for this family.

Andrea

Marsha said...

I am so sorry for the loss of your dear family friend but thankful they were surrounded in prayer as the events unfolded.

Sending you all comforting prayers.

DUTA said...

May God be with you all, to comfort you and help you in this difficult period!

My Big Mouth said...

What a bittersweet weekend it must have been for you.I have said a prayer for Marlene and family.Death is never easy to experience no matter what the situation or the who.Sending my condolences your way.

Anonymous said...

Lib,
Thank you for sharing this weekend. Praying that the God of Peace will comfort Marlene and her family and friends. Thank you for being real, it's refreshing.
dawn

Chrissy said...

So sorry, Libbie, to you and your family, for the loss of your family friend.

Karen said...

Libbie, that's so hard. I am glad there were friends and family around at that time. Prayers and blessings**

Rose said...

Libbie, oh I am so sorry to hear about the loss of a dear friend, but how wonderful to have those around who know who to turn to for strength and comfort! We will keep you and your family along with Marlene in our thoughts and prayers.
Hugs,
Rose

marie said...

I'm so sorry Libbie ~ you're all in my prayers.

Marla said...

Praying for you all ~

honeypiehorse said...

Wow, I'm sorry the weekend you were looking forward to took such a somber turn. But it's a good reminder of how helpful people can be.

wm said...

So sorry to hear that.