Saturday, October 18, 2008

Block

I know I don't have writers block because I'm not a writer. So, I guess I just have "block". Maybe it is because I am always so busy and I never get to stop and think about what to write anymore. I do get to stop in and read some blogs once in a while but not nearly as often as I would like. I've seen the "Blogs that I Follow" on some of yours and I wondered where you got it. But now that I have finally signed in to my account, I just saw it. So I need to add that to mine also.

This is something really sad that happened about a week ago. It was a normal Friday, school day and then football game that night. A young girl, 13 years old, who was one of my husband's students, was in the high school band and the way I understand it they were getting ready to play at the football game that night. I think she was just socializing with friends when she suddenly collapsed. Just that fast, she was gone. She had been in school all day and everything was normal, and without any warning she just died. It's just one of those things we cannot begin to comprehend with our human minds. I can't. The next day my husband was grading papers and he showed me the paper she had done just a few hours before her death. He said she was a precious girl. I feel for her family right now and I know it's been a tough week for them.

When things like this happen, it is always a reminder to ask ourselves, "am I ready"? If today is my last day on this earth, or if Jesus comes back today, am I ready to go? Are you ready? Is there anything you would change in your life if you had 24 hours notice?

Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away. James 4:14 (KJV)

Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. James 4:14 (NIV)

9 comments:

BP said...

Oh no! I can't imagine. I'll pray for that family, I'll add it to my prayer list this week. So hard for a school and friends as well.

Frasypoo said...

Thats awful.Will pray for them

sister sheri said...

Sorry to hear about this precious girl... it does make us think and pray...

Sandi said...

How sad for that family. I will lift them up in prayer.

Liquid said...

You have been missed.
Prayers to the students and family of Heaven's new angel.

Much

Holly said...

kathy! im back! you know, i think about that a lot...probably more than i should...one minute your here on earth, the next you are in heaven (if you are saved). its something i cannot fathom. it would only make me sad that i had to leave my baby, but what a day it would be!!!!
on the other side, with her mom..i could not imagine the hurt my whole being would feel...its the saddest thing ever to hear of a family loosing a child :(

Good News Bearer said...

it's a sad thing.
two months back one guy in my office was playing tennis and he collapsed all of a sudden... without any warning.
It reminds us to be ready all the time.

Lori said...

I'm so glad your o.k. I'll be praying too!

Amel's Realm said...

Oh dear...sorry to hear about that. It's always tough when we can't seem to find explanations about these things...plus they didn't have any chance to say goodbye to her. :-((((