Sunday, March 30, 2014

SOLSC #30: Praying that those who mourn will be comforted

    Today I join my fellow bloggers in
"serving up a slice" to the March SOLSC
   sponsored by Two Writing Teachers.
This has been a tough week in the Seattle area.  This is a slice that I avoided writing, but I finally decided today to write of the heaviness in my heart.  Each day we learn a bit more about the victims of the mudslide in Oso, and each day my heart breaks a bit more for the victims, and the families and loved ones left behind.  Our evening news was filled with stories of the rescue operation, until it became a recovery operation.  Yesterday we read of three generations of a family lost - mother, father, two kids, and grandparents who had recently moved nearby to be closer to their grandkids.  Today the newspaper had short bios of each of the identified victims.  I recall some of the stories - the young nurse who had purchased her dream home, the repairmen at her home to work on getting things operational for her, the woman on her way to work, the man who was rescued but lost his wife.  I pray for the rescue workers who have continued to work through this difficult week.  I pray for comfort for all who lost family and friends in this catastrophe.  I pray for the peace that passeth all understanding, especially for those whose lives have been forever changed.  


  1. I just saw clips of this tragedy this morning. I didn't connect you with them. So sad. These kinds of events can happen at any time to any of us. Life is precious.

  2. Just an awful situation, Ramona - the photographs are heartbreaking. So much suffering and so much bravery on the part of the rescue workers.

  3. I have had to stop following this news story because it is too difficult. Thank you for writing from the heart and reminding us all to send our prayers.

  4. Tragedies like this are so hard to understand. We must appreciate life every day and too often we take it for granted.

  5. I'm sorry that it has touched so close to you, too, Ramona. We've all watched too, & can't imagine what it must be like to know, or not know, about one's loved ones. I hope that they'll be able to find everyone so that the survivors can be at peace with that. I'm glad you shared your feelings.