Saturday, November 13, 2010

Heavy Heart

Hold tight to your most precious joys
make memories, laugh a lot
love more,
give & accept lots of hugs because it could all be gone in the blink of an eye.

This past week I've had a heavy heart. Anytime I hear something bad it takes me a while to shake it. It all started Sunday afternoon. I logged on to facebook and I ran across a friend from back home , her status read Please pray for the Randy Zollars family. It was my cousin. I didn't know at first what to do , so I sent a message to my friend. I asked if she could tell me what was going on. She told me that Randy who is 51 passed away in his sleep. He had a heart attack. Wow 5 yrs older than me and the same age as Paul my hubby.

It always seems to rock me harder when it is someone close to my age. I think how unfair it is. It isn't really , m for we aren't promised tomorrow. I called my Mom but she wasn't home. I talked to my sister later on. Apparently my Mom was gone and hadn't got the phone call.

Death has that sting and it's hard to shake. I have thought about it a lot this week. I know that no one but God knows the hr or day or minute that this life on earth will end for any of us. One thing I can be thankful for is that Randy knew the Lord. I know that it is hard for his wife and two boys but I know they will see him again. I know that being far from family is tough but you should make the most of everyday , No matter where you are.


Lilly's Mom (Desiree) said...


Kristin said...

I'm so sorry :( I hope this next week will be a much better one for you.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I am so sorry. Praying for you and your family.

Linda said...

So very sorry Caroline. Yes, death does catch us by surprise and it is sad to lose someone we care for....especially our family members. ((hugs))

I am glad that you can find solace in the fact that your cousin was a Christian and that you know he is with the Lord!

I will pray for his family and for you and your family sweet Caroline. May He wrap His loving arms of comfort around you today.

Love, Linda

Holly said...

I'm sorry to hear this! :(

That corgi :) said...

It is sad, Caroline. So much sadness and heart break in this world; it is hard not to get overwhelmed with it all. I am sorry to hear about your cousin's death. I think the best thing we can do is what you said, live life as fully as we can, loving our dear loved ones, and hoping and trusting in God (and knowing Jesus as our Savior) and live to glorify him in what we do.

hugs to you


Michelle said...

I am so sorry! I will keep all of you family in my thoughts and prayers. So young to have this happen. I am just so sorry.

Crystal Theresa said...

((hugs)). i'm so sorry :(

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