Our Family

Our Family

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Thoughts and Prayers

This beautiful family is the Fox family. Cody is Kendall's closest cousin, with his beautiful wife Dani and their darling boys. Yesterday their family was in a horrific car accident which killed both Dani and their youngest son Zach. Cody and the two older boys were released from the hospital today and are doing as well as they can be. But our hearts are aching for their family and their losses, which are our losses.

As I contemplate today on how fragile life is and how instantly it can be taken away I see all of my faults. It has been so much easier today to be patient with the kids - at least mine are still with me. The messes in the house don't seem to matter as much - they can wait to be cleaned up. And I find myself cherishing my husband more than usual. I have so much to be grateful for and so many blessings that it seems amazing to me that I ever find anything to complain about.

I am especially grateful for the gift of the gospel in my life and that I know that this family will be together forever. This wasn't a goodbye, just a leave of absence. It doesn't take away the pain. That will always be there. Those poor sweet little boys will not get to grow up with their mother beside them. But the Lord loves them just as much and I know that their mother will be watching over them from above. We love you so much Dani and little Zach, and we anxiously await the day that we can be together again.


Lindsey said...

Wow. I'm so sorry. What a beautiful post. Thanks for the reminder to hold mine a little closer...

Anna Oman said...

How sad! I am so sorry!! They will be in our prayers!