One of the wonders of the internet is that a blogger "knows" many more people than a non-blogger does. A blogger is very in touch with the everyday minutuae, the milestone moments and the wonderful news of a lot of people.
The flip side of this coin is that a blogger also hears more bad news than most people.
This weekend brought news, via Twitter and the blogosphere, of the most devastating loss a family can endure--the loss of a child.
Anna, from An Inch of Gray, like many of us, is a mother who blogs; this is how I "know" her. Her vibrant, handsome son Jack who had just started seventh grade died in a freak weather-related accident on September 8.
There are simply no words that will do anything toward mitigating the pain that Anna and her family are in. Anna is a woman who draws strength from her prayer and faith and I know that many of you will pray for her; this is all anyone can do in a situation like this.
People all over the world are holding Anna and her family in their hearts right now as we acknowledge their unbearable loss; I certainly am.
If you are moved to make a donation, Samaritan's Purse is the charity they have chosen.