May 18, 2010

And the world goes on

This morning at 7:45 we got some devastating news.  I cannot even begin to bring myself to type the words yet so for now, just know we need prayers more than ever.  Please send this blog around the world.  (If anyone knows how to make those picture links so people can put them on their blogs, please let me know.)

Right after we got the news, I got up and dressed.  I opened the shades to the outside world like I do every morning.  And I noticed something. 

The world goes on. 

My world inside this little room just stopped.  Cold. Stop.  Keep having to remind myself to breathe.

But outside these walls, the world goes on.


  1. I am so sorry for your news. I can relate to the world going on. I remember when my daughter was in the hospital the last time....the world went on......then after she died.......the world went on. Know that at 758am Ak time my little corner of the world stopped to think of you.

  2. Oh Beth, mMy heart aches for you. Although I do not know the situation, I have felt similar, as far as trying to remember to breathe! I pray our Father in heaven will surround you with extra love and peace! He knows what you need and will supply. In our weakness HE is strong! I know you are leaning on HIM!
    Cara Gordon

  3. Thinking about and praying for you and your family, Beth.

    Alyssa Ericksen

  4. Beth....praying so hard. I know Im a couple of hours away but if there's ANYTHING I can do to make things a bit easier for you, please don't hesitate to ask.

  5. I want you to know... regardless of the outcome, you have brought love and happiness to this sweet boy. Regardless of outcome, you have given him a gift. A family. Regardless of outcome, he will know love and soft touches and kisses and hugs. He will know he is special because of you. You are an angel. Kiss that sweet forehead of his for me and tell him I love him too.

  6. Beth and Dan,
    I can only imagine what the news is Beth but I don't want to. I will rest on the knowledge that God is still so close to you and Dan and I also know you feel Him there. My prayer will be the comforter just pours over all of you and causes your breath to come easier and peace begins to rule you.
    You have our love and prayers.
    Scott and Hedie

  7. Beth -

    I am so sorry that you got the news you did.

    I will be praying and praying some more for Manny and your entire family.

    HUGS -

  8. Oh Beth, my heart just hurts thinking about it. I think Shelli said it better than I can though.
    Hugs and prayers for all of you!!


  9. Read this as I drove about hither and yon and for what it's worth, things stopped a little bit for me, too. Hard to drive. Hard to think. Hard to process. I am sorry, Bethie and I hold you and Manny close in my heart...

  10. Manny knows love and comfort. I pray that you find some comfort right now as well.

  11. Beth, I am so sorry to hear this. Know that Dan, Manny, you, and the rest of your beautiful family are in our hearts, minds, and prayers.