Blogland has been a little depressing today... lots of new angels out there. I have to say though, that two of them really stuck out for me...
Sarah Kay Aberle passed away from melanoma on March 15th. She leaves behind a husband and five young children. Her youngest child is a mere 6 months old. She will only know her mother through pictures and stories.
Brian O'Neill passed away this morning from a brain tumor. He leaves behind a wife and two young boys.
While spending some time reading both of these stories, one thing jumped out at me. These families LOVE God. They are sad and they are grieving and they are numb, but they KNOW without a doubt that Sarah and Brian are in Heaven with their Lord. They are cancer free and pain free and though I have NO doubt they wanted to badly to stay here with their spouses and children, I can imagine them smiling down right now letting everyone know they are ok.
My heart aches for Sarah's husband Joshua and their children, Eliana, Samuel, Aaron, William and Madisen and for Brian's wife Angie and their boys Gavin and Grant. Please pray for these families as they grieve, as they learn how to carry on, and as they live their lives with the memory of Sarah and Brian and the wonderful, God-fearing people that they were. Cancer sucks.