Sunday, March 8, 2009

Understanding Why...

Today was a beautiful day. We slept in late and were greeted by my dear friend, Heather, to head to lunch and then the park again. We had a wonderful day. The sun was shining, the birds flying and the kids laughing. After all the fun, we headed to Target to do a quick shopping. It was at Target that we received the call. It was a call that really makes you question how this could be God's plan. The call was to tell us that one of my law partners was killed with her husband at 9 a.m. in a plane crash. Her name has not been publicly released, but her body was recovered almost immediately after the plane crashed into the pond. It is too hard to understand how someone could be excited about a trip to the races, all dressed up for a fun day, and then their life simply ends. How can that make sense and be the "plan?" How many things did they want to do before the died, which were all taken away in an instant? I cannot even comprehend the news, but I am certainly praying that their fear was minimal and their death instant.

10 comments:

Kristin said...

Oh Ashley, how horrible. I am so sorry to hear about the news of your friend. Prayers for their families...

Briana's Mom said...

I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your friend.

My husband's brother died in a Comair plane crash 4 months before Doug and I got married (in 1997). He was only 31. He was so young and full of life.

I don't understand why these things happen. Your friend and her family are in my prayers.

chicknboy said...

oh goodness! I'm so sorry.

Praying for you and for the family.

blessedmom said...

Ashley,
I am so sorry for your loss. This it terrible.
Janie

Heather said...

What tragedy!

It makes us stop and reminds us to enjoy the precious days we are given.

Prayers your way-
Heather

ABM said...

Hugs! And btw, I can't thank you enough for calling me and giving me the news in person. I really appreciate your thinking of me. It hits you hard.

The Hindsman's said...

Oh, I am so sorry to hear this.

Sue said...

So sorry to hear that and so difficult to understand. Wishing the family peace and strength at this difficult time.

Heather Thompson said...

I'm so sorry for you loss! I'll be praying for her family and yours.

Heather (FL)

Anonymous said...

Ashley - I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your friend - I remember hearing about the crash on the news. That you for giving her a "face" for me.

Best,
Amy
(Mary Lin's Mommy)