"What we do in this life, echoes in eternity."
Maximus, Gladiator
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Nathaniel Hawthorne

Saturday, September 18, 2010

When bad things happen to awesome people

There's a girl in my neighborhood who's an angel in disguise. She always has something good to say about everyone. A couple of times, when I felt invisible at church, or the opposite, when one of my kids (or all 4 of them) was terrible during sacrament meeting and I felt every eye on me, this sweet girl has come up to me and said something like, "You have the sweetest smile," or "I love your skirt." It's always been something simple, short, but that has made my day. And her mother is just the same. Sweetest person ever. She always makes you happy just for being around her. Do you know anyone like them? You're a lucky person if you do.
Last night, during a date, this girl, this sweet, talented, 17 year-old girl, had a terrible car accident and suffered severe spinal injuries. We're all praying for a miracle. If there is one person who deserves a miracle, it's her. If there are still any readers of this blog out there, please, keep Sydney in your prayers, your positive thoughts, or your meditations. The world is a better place because of her, and right now, she needs all the positive energy/blessings she can get. 

3 comments:

  1. Every ward and neighborhood has a sweet angel like you've described! I'll remember her in my prayers.

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  2. Oh, so sad. It always seems to happen to the best of us, doesn't it? Yes.

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  3. Oh! That just breaks my heart. I will definitely keep her in my thoughts and prayers. I know we keep saying this but we really do need to get together sometime.

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