Thursday, December 27, 2012

A Light in the Darkness

As we approached the Christmas season with joy and expectation, little did we realize that we would be plunged into darkness by the recent tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut.   It sent the world into shock and confusion that such a thing could have happened.  Love and support has poured in for the families, but it cannot assuage the grief of losing a child - so many parents grieving because of the senseless act of one man.

Our own little personal world has had some dark moments also.  Last night, a friend of my daughter's, a young woman with three young children was killed - along with her mother - in a car accident caused by a drunk driver.  Three children who will have to live without their mother and grandmother because of another senseless act of one man.

The night before Christmas Eve,  a sweet member of our family, Fox - our faithful and loving dog of 10 years, passed away unexpectedly.  By the time we realized he was so ill, it was too late to get him to a veterinarian.  He died in my arms.  I know - some of you may say he was only a dog - which is nothing like losing a parent or a child - but he was our family and we loved him and have grieved greatly for him.

Our sweet dog, Fox.  We loved you and miss you...

So many dark moments in a bright season!  But there's a bright ray of light in the darkness.  A light that never wavers and gives us many more joyful moments than sad - much more light than dark.

'I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.'" (John 8:12).


  1. So many losses indeed, Glenda.

    But Light always conquers and reigns. Those sweet children will grow up and become people of value to honor their mother and grandmother's memories.

    And so will Conneticut.

    And so will you. And that you miss your dog speaks lighly of your sensitivity and kindness...

    When you were talking about being *just* a dog I remembered a tale I read long ago:

    So glad you had this wonderful, friendly and the best mate for a few years.

    Take Care, Glenda! And may your new year be Merry and Bright!

    1. Teresa, thank you for taking time to comment. The little story brought a smile to my face. Our dog was quite spoiled and I would have passed by the pearly gates too in order to give him comfort.

      Yes, I'm sure the children will be fine in time. Their mother was a Christian and has taught them well. I feel for their little hearts in the coming days and months, but time will heal.

  2. When you love a pet, it is like losing a family sorry for your loss..Wishing you a very Happy New Year..


I love to hear your comments!