I found Anna from the blog An Inch of Gray through Kate from the Big Piece of Cake. She wrote a guest post and I was hooked, immediately taken in by her humor and down-to-earthness. I liked this Anna and subscribed to her words about her life and family, her love of decorating and spraying furniture with heritage white paint. I laugh at her stories about her family, appreciate her wisdom and relate to her daughter’s independence and her son’s love of Lego and home. My son is obsessed with Lego and a homebody too. She recently posted back-to-school photos of her beautiful kids. They are like so many families, like you and me.
To lose your beloved, a part of yourself, is unimaginable and words are not enough. Yet, this is what we’re offering. It’s what we can do when we want to do so much more and can’t. We’re saying, this isn’t fair. This is tragic and heartbreaking and we are standing with you, praying for you and loving you. We don’t have much but we have this. And we mean it.
After I received Christy’s email I joined in the chorus of people online – and it is a chorus. Of voices pouring out love and prayers, sending comfort and strength. I can’t begin to touch Anna’s loss, to say ‘I know’ or ‘I understand’. But I can, all of us can, love and support her through it.
There is power in people coming together, people united. Let love, comfort and strength stretch, reach and cover Anna and her family.