Blogging has become quite real to me. It's filled with real people with real lives who do "real" things. Yet, it's easy to sit in front of the computer screen and not necessarily feel the realness. It would be more easier to feel their pain, their anguish, their emotions, if they were sitting right across from me, right? Wrong.
I've been blogging for two years. I have many followers that have followed me from the beginning and I've gotten to know them, their kiddos and their hubbies or loved one. So, upon hearing that my friend, Hallie had lost her beautiful boy, CJ, I was shocked to tears.
Hallie is one of the most beautiful, giving women that I know. Her dad's life was saved as a result of organ donation so in return, she held a raffle and pledged money to organ donation as a result. This wasn't just any ol' raffle...there were things pouring in from all parts of the world to be raffled for a pretty cool cause.
Unfortunately, we can't always see ahead to the pain that lies ahead. The pain she is feeling as she has had to lay to rest her sweet boy, CJ will somehow subside, but it will never completely leave. Her and her husband, John and their son, Connor are paying tribute to CJ's life by walking in a suicide prevention walk called Out of the Darkness Overnight They have a team of walkers who will be walking in CJ's honor as well. They need sponsors to make this happen. If you find a stirring in your heart to donate, please click here. You will be taken to Hallie's site for more information.
Hold tightly to your loved ones. Yesterday is gone, tomorrow hasn't come, we are only living in the present by God's grace.
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