Monday, November 17, 2008

tragic times

Yesterday morning, we got a phone call from Jeff's mom. Jeff knew something was wrong from the tone in her voice. Jeff's step-brothers (?) baby boy died in the middle of the night (probably.) He was only 2 1/2 months old. The fire fighters said it looked like suffocation. Anyway, his parents are only in their early 30's, and they have a 3-4 year old daughter. They told her that her baby brother went to heaven. Jeff' step-brother and hi wife are facing a really tough time right now. Jeff and I went to visit them last night.

It is in times like these that I am so thankful for the church and the gospel in my life. It got Jeff and I thinking a lot yesterday. With all the great pain felt by them and any other parent who loses a child; it is a great blessing to have the fullness of the gospel and know that families can be together forever someday.

Although it was a sad occasion that we went to visit, Jeff felt strongly to give them a book of mormon. So, we'll see what happens.

1 comment:

abby said...

oh i can't even imagine. just horrible. but the gospel could provide them so much relief. good for you for sharing!