Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thankful


When I have meetings in the city I get to drive over the Auckland Harbour Bridge. Most days I look at the sea under the bridge and marvel at its beauty. But today my thoughts and gaze were fixed upwards. On the flags on the bridge that fly at half mast today. We are a nation in mourning. This is the largest loss of life for us in 31 years.

I think of the families and think of loss. And I know how they feel in some small way. I lost my beloved father (in-law) suddenly and I know how your world narrows, compresses and slows.

And as I think of them and their awful loss I am so thankful. Thankful that (God willing) my husband will come home from work today. I am so thankful that last night his voice filled the house. I am so thankful that I have a living husband and my children have a father who can wrap his arms around them. Some of those miners were exactly my husbands age. I am just so grateful to have my husband HERE with me.






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3 comments:

PaisleyJade said...

So true. I got all teary when I saw the flags on the news this morning at half mast. Such a tragedy.

tea said...

My heart goes out to those families too. Such a terrible loss.

These Three Kings said...

that makes my heart heavy...praying for those families now.......

Happy Thanksgiving!

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