Journey of Quilting + [photo]

Journey of Quilting: hitting home...

There is one missing from this picture...

when Beth Jansen took this photograph, she didn't know there would be another precious child to take a picture of...

but this story is tragic...

this beautiful woman you see in the center of this picture, lost her life, along with her daughter Sloane, unexpectedly when a tree branch fell on their minivan and they were pronounced dead on the scene...

This Catholic woman, who was open to life, and full of a life with a successful career and, from what I gather, a cheerful disposition, has made me jump into reality... makes me remember that you never know when the end of your life is near... that you need to raise your kids EVERY DAY with love and kindness... she will be missed by her now 10 month old and 4 other daughters and a husband...

I have 5 children...

to think what this family is going through... i cannot possibly...

pray for them please, and thank you Cindy for bringing this to my attention...

you can read more here: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/07/03/AR2009070302678_pf.html

photograph by Beth Jansen