I’m still, tonight at 6:30 pm, thinking about something I saw on my news feed on Facebook. I suppose it is a prime example of the extremes on the social media site. First in one post I read about Susan who my regular readers might remember, is the founder of LoveRocks.org, which she founded after the tragic death of her two daughters two years ago. She posted from the hospital, with a picture of her new born daughter, Alice, who was a gift sent from above (she was a total surprise to her mom and dad when they discovered a few months ago that she was on her way as they had not even thought of having another child). My heart soared for them. This new one won’t heal their sorrow over the loss of their other girls but she will give them a future to focus on and the love that they are missing.
Then, the very next post was made by my friend, Melissa, who posted a picture of her baby brother, just 25 days old, who died suddenly yesterday morning. It was a shock to her family. It was a shock to me. I cried for them and for their pain and the emptiness they are feeling. And I prayed that they would find a way to heal.
Two extremes. The highest of highs and the lowest of lows. I guess that sums it up…that’s life…that’s the world today. One moment we are happier than imaginable; the next moment the sadness can be unbearable.