A Heavy Heart

Hello Friends,

I received word yesterday that my physical therapist's husband was killed in a fire over the weekend. He was only 41.

I spent a lot of time with Trish last year. She came to my home every couple of days to do therapy. She spoke of her husband with such adoration. She said that Nick was the type of guy who would give you his very last cent and not blink an eye. She also said that he always put their needs before his own.


Trish had taken their two little ones (ages 6 and 4) to visit friends in Chicago. It was an annual thing. Authorities still do not know what happened exactly.

I cannot stop crying. I can't even begin to imagine what she is going through. Not only did she lose her husband, but she lost her home filled with memories and pictures. Yes, furniture and clothes can be replaced, but I pray that she can somehow get copies of photos.

Nick knew Christ as his Savior. Trish and I spoke a lot about salvation and religion and God. She knows her loved one is in Heaven.

Please be in prayer for this family as they begin to rebuild their lives without their husband, father, son, brother, uncle.

We know God's timing is perfect in all things. It doesn't mean that we understand it though.

Thank you.

And please let me know if there is something I can be praying for you this week.


Christine said...

That is so sad!Very tragic.

I know, I wouldn't know what to do if something every happened to my husband.

I'll keep her in my prayers.
And even though I understand,"We know God's timing is perfect in all things." I have a hard time understanding it."

I'm usually not superstitious,but on Sunday I broke the mirror to my compact, and I feel bad, not about having bad luck, but my brother just broke his foot in three places yesterday. I'm taking him to the doctor right now. If you could say a quick prayer for him, I know he's in alot of pain right now, and not to sure, about what he's going to do about his job.

Shoot me an email, when you have a spare moment and let me know if there is anything I can pray for you!


Goofy Girl said...

Oh my gosh, that's terrible. I'm so sorry to hear that. What a huge loss for Trish and her little ones. :(

Cathi said...

I so very sorry. My heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to you and especially your friend Trish.

Michelle said...

oh Amy that is horrible; I feel for this family - losing her husband and soul mate, her kids so young losing their father, and then losing everything in the house. How awful. At least she was out of the house with the kids when it happened, but I can't imagine how difficult it must be to move forward now. My prayers are definitely with this family in their time of grief.

Kimmie said...

Hi Amy;

Praying for God to hold them tight...it is very sad.

mama to 6
one homemade and 5 adopted

Kailani said...

How devastating! I can't imagine what the family is going through right now. My prayers are with them.

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