Sunday, November 18, 2012

Raining Tears...

this morning it has been raining
my friend lost her daughter today.
she was on her way to work early this morning,
to milk the cows.
on the highway her ute spun off the road
and she died.
she was a beautiful daughter,sister, fiancee and friend.
a tragedy.
a heartbroken family.
got to church late,
just needed to be with the crowd.
another friend came up holding a little bundle.
she was expecting a baby girl
but had a gorgeous baby boy on tuesday.
as he rested his tiny head on my shoulder
and curled his body up against mine....sleeping,
he comforted me with his peacefulness.
i had made girly baby shower invitations...too late.
i will make new invitations
in a week and a half
we will celebrate the birth of a little boy.
tears of grief
tears of joy
it rained this morning.
naturally Carol xox


  1. Oh Carol I am so so sorry that this has happen, this is such a tragic loss of life. My thoughts are with you and with the family at this terribly difficult time. Take care. Hugs to you.xx

  2. A Beautiful Post Carol....Sorry to hear of your Friends Loss.
    Take Care.

  3. Oh so heart breaking for all involved...find solace in God's peace. xxxx

  4. So sorry to hear of the accident that has taken your friend's daughter. Loved your description of holding the little newborn sweet. *hugs*

  5. So poignant and moving. A beautiful quiet tribute.

  6. Oh Carol, that's awful.
    Such a terrible tragedy.
    I'm so sorry for your community's loss.
    Take care. xx

  7. So sorry to hear of the accident ....the poor family
    but a baby boy what joy

  8. Oh my goodness Carol, that's so sad.

  9. Sorry to hear of your friend's loss, Carol.

  10. Oh Carol, what a torrid time you are having tears and joy. Sorry for your loss.

  11. My goodness Carol, I just don't have the right words to say, just an utter tragedy. I am so sorry for your friend and her family. A lovely tribute though Carol xo

  12. My thoughts are with you, Carol.

  13. Oh so sad. I'm sorry for your friend's loss. Such a tragedy. Take care. xx

  14. oh my goodness, so sad but then the birth of a child, circle of life.You wrote this post so beautiful,

  15. So sad when a life is snuffed out prematurely. I am so sorry for your friends loss and that of all who knew her daughter.

    What a blessing that there is a new life to take comfort in.

  16. Carol - words aren't enough at times like this. So sad to hear your news. Sending kind thoughts to your friend, family and to you.

  17. Such is life. My heart goes out for the loss of life yet I celebrate with you in the beginnings of a new one. My nanna passed away on Friday and I am at an absolute loss xoxox

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    1. Such a tragedy..I'm not sure what to write...sending comforting thoughts to her family and friends in this horrible time
      Take care xoxox

  19. This post if proof that if is both heartbreakingly sad and breathtakingly beautiful - all at the same time. So sorry to hear about your friends daughter. Tragic.

  20. oh Carol - such heart break and wonder in one post
    these lives we live are so challenging
    thinking of you all

  21. Just to let you know that I'm praying for you and your friends at this hard time, and sending you a big hug.

  22. I am keeping you and this sweet family in my prayers. Hugs to you!! xo Heather

  23. A sweet baby can bring such peace.My thoughts go out to your friend and her family..xx

  24. two friends lost family member this week. both to cancer. One my mom's age and one was just a couple of years older than me. I have another close friend who got bad news this week about her cancer treatments not working and so we regroup and stay positive. I went on a college visit for child #4 who graduates this June. Life just keeps changing...whether we're ready for it or not.. I was a great college, but further than I'd like and that is totally selfish for me. So when my friend handed me that 3 month old boy on Sunday, I felt so warm ... it's all a cycle and you just gotta hang on for the ride.

  25. mistyped. Child #3 college visit...doesn't get easier..

  26. So beautifully said through your tears. Thinking of you and your poor friends family.

  27. Oh goodness - what a tragedy. Thinking of you and your friend during this sad, sad time.

    And then a baby. The high emotions of joy mixed with sorrow.

    Take care.

  28. I was so sorry to hear this tragic news, Carol. It is always so sad to hear of a young life cut short. I am thinking of you and your friends during this sad time.
    How moving that you got to cuddle the newborn baby soothing.
    Wishing you well.
    Helen x

  29. So sorry to hear about the loss of your friend. So tragic. Babies do make everything seem better, even when it isn't.

  30. So beautifully expressed, I can't even begin to think about the loss all those close to her must be feeling. I'm so sorry Carol, praying Jesus' peace to you and yours xxxx


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