Thursday, October 22, 2009

Thankful


I am so thankful to have my girls here with me. I know you have all heard about the little girl, Somer, who was walking home from school, and never made it. That is 15 mins from my house, and now there is a child killer on the loose. I can not imagine what that mother is going through right now. Today I will pray for that mother, and the siblings she left behind. As I sit here and type this, the trash is being collected outside, and just the sound of that truck makes me cringe. That monster dumped her body in the trash.
Gracious God, in the vulnerability of a child, we recognize our own fragility. In their tender innocence, we are reminded that life is meant to be lived with curious and joyful abandon. Help us, who are no longer children, to retain the freshness of childhood and to be the protectors and mentors of those whose lives are just beginning. May we see in their eyes the clear window of heaven. Guide us in the ways to keep all children safe and in your great love, O Lord, hold them in your peaceful embrace so they are not overcome by loneliness, fear, or danger. We ask this for the sake of your love. Amen.
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13 comments:

Love Being a Nonny said...

Thank you for the reminder to pray for Sommer's mother and family.

Heather said...

I had not heard about Sommer, I don't have any words, I can't imagine what her mother is feeling. I will be praying for her and her family.
Your girls are beautiful.

pinkpolkadotaa said...

I hadn't heard of this. It's so scary to even think about. Thank you for the prayer.

Henley on the Horn said...

I can't imagine. I am praying for her family,a nd for the safety of innocent children.

pink green & southern said...

Thank you for the pray. That poor family...

carolinagirl said...

Oh I know you have all been beside yourselves. Sommer has been on the news a lot here too since her father lives about an hour away from us. That poor family. How tragic!

Susan said...

I cried this morning watching Somer's mother on the Today show... I can't even begin to imagine what their family is going through... I do know that it's hard to imagine evil people out there just waiting for our precious children... I, too, pray to our Heavenly Father to watch over and protect our little ones...daily... I know she wasn't alone that day...God was with her.

rachel... said...

It puts so much into perspective, doesn't it?

Your girls are gorgeous, btw! Such a cute blog!

Prissy Southern Prep said...

I overheard someone talking about this briefly this morning, and I was immediately nauseous. I am so grateful to the good Lord for allowing my child to be out of harm's way. There are such sick people in this world.

Two Little Lambs said...

Thank you for the prayer. Life can be so scary sometimes.

3 Peanuts said...

I am ill over what happened. My boys used to walk to cool everyday. They do not anymore. SO so so ad. and scary!

JCWillow99@gmail.com said...

that is heartbreaking. god bless her family and all the little children.

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