Friday, August 3, 2012

Prayers



 I know most of you are used to seeing a poem posted , but not today.. No poem comes to mind and no poem can make the feelings and hurt go away that I have in my heart tonight.. Something very tragic happened in my little neck of the woods today.. My brother the one that's had so many health issues that I've been asking for prayers witnessed something today that no one would ever be expecting to see in their lifetime.. He was on the job working when he witnessed two of his coworkers get killed before his eyes.. He works for the North Carolina Department Of Transportation and they were just finishing up a job and walking back to their trucks to head back into the office.. It was near quitting time..When a car came from out of the blue crossed the centerline and hit the two workers.. They never had a chance.. There were six of them and my brother said that he turned his head slightly to the right in time to holler CAR.. Four men went one way and the other two went into the path of the car.. They were instantly killed.. He and the other three are having an awful time right now.. I can't even imagine what the families of the two men are feeling tonight.. I know you've heard the old saying "I come within an inch of my life". That's what my brother said today.. It missed them by an inch, one said it brushed his arm.. My brother walked over to where they wer laying and he knew in his heart they were gone.. Yes There's a reason for everything and Only God knows what that may be.. Yes my brother was spared and I'm crying joyful and sad  tears and I've been down on my knees quite a bit this evening.. When I think about how short life is, it's overwhelming .. May God  Comfort and heal their broken hearts and wrap his arms around them... Thank you God for Sparing my brother.. I know this might sound selfish to some but we all need to hug our families, friends and love ones now.. We may never have another chance..I know there's lots of people going through so much in this world but all we can do is pray and lift our voices up in praise for every breath we take.. Please help me to pray for all involved and rest assured I'm praying for each one of you.. Blessings, Susie

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  1. Such a tragedy, Susie. Joining you in prayer.

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  2. Oh, Jesus, have mercy upon them all. That is such a tragic thing to have in memory. I thank God your brother was spared, but I pray for him and the other survivors, and especially for the families the two left behind. May the God of all comfort make a way for them all the bear the pain.

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    1. Thank you so much.. Thye will need them for a long time to come.. I also wanted to add that the guy driving the car that hit them, got out of his car and walked and sit down on the bak of the road and said, "I'm sorry Boys I Went To Sleep" My brother said his dog was hurt more than he was but they will be ok..

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  3. There is no comfort in words Susie. So grateful the men were spared, & sad to know 2 joined Jesus. Prayer is the only thing we can offer up right now. Terrible tragedy.
    TTFN ~
    Hugs & love sweetie,
    Marydon

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    1. I agree Marydon, There are no words to help in times like this..It will be a hard road to travel for all involved..thanks

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  4. I'll be praying that the Lord will somehow comfort all those left hurting from this horrible accident. Bless you, Susie.

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  5. Prayers are being said for you all ><>

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  6. Susie, my heart breaks for all invovlved. I will be continuing to lift this before the Lord as the grief and loss of ones lost that the Lord will bring His sweet comfort and peace upon all and your small community. HUGS Blessings

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    1. Thank you so much Bethe, I'm praying for healing for you too.

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  7. Oh, my, Susie. I heard about this tragedy over WKRK. My heart bleeds for the men who were killed. I'm just so sorry for their family. They are in my thoughts and prayers. I'm so glad your brother' life was spared. It sure was a close call. My heart is full of sorrow for those who have lost loved ones. May God give them peace and comfort during this difficult time.

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    1. It surely is Brenda..Hope all is well with you and your mother.

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  8. What a terrible thing to happen! We can't understand why things like that happen and why some were killed and others not, but of course you give thanks that your brother was not killed. Praying for the families of those killed, and also for your brother and others who witnessed it. God bless you, Susie.

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    1. Thank you Connie..We may never know the reasons..

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  9. I'm praying for the survivors, the victims, their families since I saw it on Facebook. And I will continue. So very sad :(

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  10. Oh dear Susie, I'm so sorry to hear this about your brother's co-workers. I can't imagine what he must be going through. Prayers here for your brother and for the families of his co-workers. So sad.

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  11. Susie, I'm so sorry that your brother had to witness this horrible tragedy. It just breaks my heart. I am so sorry for the families who lost their loved ones and I am so thankful for those who survived. Your poor brother has had such a rough year. And I know that you are feeling every bit of his sadness with your tender, compassionate heart. I will keep you all in my prayers. I know your brother must be in a state of shock right now. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help in anyway. Your poem today is beautiful also. The past and the memories of happy times can be such a comfort. The future can be so uncertain and filled with unexpected surprises both good and bad. When we cherish our past the way you do, I think it reminds us that our heavenly Father was always there with us and he will always continue to be. I will be thinking about you today my friend, hang in there! With Love, Delisa

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    1. Thank you Delisa..It has been an ordeal to say the least..For our whole little town for that matter..He's in bad shape for sure as well as the others and those families are pitiful too..

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