April 13th, 2009
We had a great Easter! Troy and Annalie and I went to church in the morning, then drove up to Brenda & Toby’s for a late-afternoon Easter dinner and then an egg hunt in the park! It was really fun to hang out with them, and for once both the guys were not working and able to join in on the fun. It was a good day.
Photos can be viewed in the photoset Easter 2009 on Flickr.
Underneath the surface, I was worrying and praying all day for Shana and her family, because I knew Shana’s 3-month old son Thalon was fighting for his life in the hospital. When we got home last night, I found out that Thalon passed away at the hospital yesterday afternoon, surrounded by his family. This is the second blogger who lost a child (that I know of) in the past week. I’m grieving and praying for Maddie’s and Thalon’s families and friends today.
If you want to help, you can donate money to March of Dimes in Maddie’s honor, and Shana’s friend Sarah wrote a tribute to Thalon and his family and set up a PayPal donation button to help with medical and funeral expenses.
Sometimes the internet seems like a harsh, sarcastic, artificial world. This week, the outpouring of love and support and prayers for these families has moved me to tears more than once. I’m so grateful for my online friends.