Friday, July 16, 2010

Home sweet home, and some sad news

Mark and I finally got home last night, and it is wonderful to be back in my bed with my husband. I'm still a bit tired from all the traveling, and I can't believe I have to go back to work tomorrow! I loved getting to see his parents and brother for that long, but it also threw me a little bit off-kilter, not having any time at home to get things back in order. Oh well.

I feel like this blog is going to be all over the place today. As happy as I am to be home with Mark, some very sad news that we got yesterday has cast a shadow over everything. Molly, one of the girls who used to go to Relevance with us back in Chattanooga, is about my sister's age. She was going to be married in a little less than three weeks. Matt, her fiancee, died the night before last in a really, really awful car accident. He was pronounced dead at the scene. I cannot imagine the heartache she is going through right now - she's a really sweet girl, and my heart is breaking for her, and for his and her family both. I didn't know Matt very well, but from everything I hear, he was a really wonderful and genuine guy. He was 20 years old. Molly is obviously just completely devastated right now, and I ask that you pray for her. Anytime something like this happens, it just reminds me again how short life is. How important it is not to take people for granted. How death and other horrible things can happen to anyone at any time, no matter their age or what they were planning.

Go give your husbands and children and friends and people you love an extra-long hug today. I know I'm thanking God even more that Mark got home to me safely.


  1. that is so sad... definitely gonna give my hubby a big hug when he gets home tonight!

  2. Matt was a wonderful guy. He was at Ooltewah the same time I was... I saw him at the Crowe's alot, because he's Doc's best friend. He was always sweet to me, even when I was a freak :)

    It's terrible, but I'm glad that everyone has reached out to Molly so much. I think it's encouraging that so many people really do care.