A friend of mine (both in the blogging world and in our college days) suffered a profound loss on Tuesday. Sweet Duncan Thomas was born Tuesday morning having already gone to be in God's presence. It is hard to understand why God chose to bring Duncan Home so early, but His ways are not our ways.
My daughter saw my tears as I read the sober news on Monica's blog yesterday and asked me why I was crying. "Did you hurt yourself, Momma?" she asked tenderly. "No, sweetheart," I reassured her. "Momma's heart is hurt, because her friend's little baby Duncan went home to be with Jesus. It just makes me sad, that's all." Gabi considered this and then said, "well, Jesus is lucky then to be with Duncan instead of his mommy." I smiled at this and thought how much more wonderful Heaven is now that Duncan arrived.
I just visited Monica's blog again and saw the outpouring of love and support in the comments. Please join in by praying for Monica, Jim, and their son Seth as they journey through this difficult time in their lives.