Thursday, May 10, 2012

A Tug on Your Heart Strings

My heart aches writing this post.  The kind of ache that swells up into your throat and makes it hard to speak.  I'm not sure why it so hard to write about this, but a friend of mine died this week.  Friend might actually be a stretch.  I honestly hardly knew her.  But her husband just graduated from the same MBA program that my husband is in and I have seen and met her on several occasions.  There is a very large spouses association at BYU and we were both involved in it.  She was sweet.  Happy.  Beautiful.  Friendly.  A really wonderful person.

Anyways...I just wanted to post about this because Alice passed away last Wednesday only 4 days after giving birth to a baby girl.  Their third child, actually.  Their story is heartbreaking and you can read more about it here.  Her husband, who just graduated and has no job, is faced with raising their three children as a single parent (with help from family, I'm sure).  They are accepting donations for help with medical expenses, funeral costs, and the cost of raising 3 kids alone.  If you have a moment and want to know more or want to help, go HERE.  Anything would be greatly appreciated.

Family has been on my mind recently.  More specifically, how I spend my time and make the most of my time with my family.  After all, we don't know how much time we will get.  This is just making me realize even more how important family is.  Makes me want to squeeze my tiny family a little tighter tonight and love them a little more.  Life can be hard, but I know that we having a loving Father in Heaven and that Alice and her family are not alone. 


  1. I'm so sorry for the loss of your friend and the family's dad, kids and family. It IS a tug on heart strings and especially when so close or from birth. We really feel the pull when there's a baby who loses momma so young and a woman so young. Prayers for the family and those who are close to them.


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