Because all experiences are valuable.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Rest Well, Neal, the Lord is thy Shepherd...

I know I have never gone so long between posts before, and I apologize. I will eventually tell more of DragonCon, but this weekend a tragic event occurred. A very dear friend was severely injured in a motorcycle accident, and her beloved newlywed husband of six weeks did not survive. She follows this blog, and I do not wish to add to the pain she is feeling, but the outpouring of love and support for her on Facebook is so touching.

I never saw Neal when he wasn't smiling. I had actually known him very briefly many years ago, and his happy, relaxed nature was what stood out to me. Mary found her soul mate, and Neal found his. I don't understand what God plans for us, but I know he does. And the Holy Mother, as well, whom I call the Goddess.

  For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.- Jeremiah 29:11 NIV

So many people are praying for Mary, her three children, and Neal's whole family. Also for the friends who were on the motorcycle ride, as well. It is a devastating loss for everyone who know them. Thank you for adding your prayers, too. Which reminds me always, that people are generally kind, and loving, and compassionate. And that's why we are really here.

And thank you to reader Tracy Wilson, who send me a touching note about this. I have to try and carry on with my nursing studies, so that I can be there to help people who have accidents. But it is challenging. Maybe rest would be good for me right now. I hope everyone touched by this can rest as well. 

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