I received work late Saturday night that my friend's daughter has been rushed to the emergency room.
I told her that my thoughts, hopes, and prayers were with her and her family and that no mother should have to see their child in such dire straits. We talked briefly, via e-mail, about God and how she wished she believed more. She and I have different beliefs in God, the afterlife, and if either one exist. I told her that God didn't mind if we doubted, and, like a patient Father, awaits our call.
I post this today with a heavy heart as she struggles with life and death of her dear child. I wish I could do more. Thought the Internet brings us together at the speed of e-mail, but the world still keeps us very far apart.
I ask any who reads this blog, of any faith, to raise a prayer of hope and support for my friend, and to those who do not share in this faith, raise a thought of hope for a troubled mother.