Thankful Thursday - Week 3

I came into work today prepared to write my normal things that I'm thankful for at some point when I had a break and I still will list them, but they all seem trivial at the moment. I learned when I arrived today that a co-worker's infant son died last night. She arrived to pick him up at daycare and there was an ambulance. Sadly, tragically, he choked to death. He wasn't quite a year old yet. My heart just breaks for her and I just can't even express words about how unbelievably sad this is. All I can do is just pray for her and her family right now and hopefully help out with whatever the staff decides to do - I heard we may try and start a dinner campaign for them and I don't doubt there will be a collection to help with any finances for them. It is just heartwrenching to think about. So I'm asking all of my blog readers to please keep this family in your prayers and thoughts as the days and weeks ahead will be very difficult for them.

What I am thankful for today -

1. My family, hands down today this is number one. I want to hug all of my family members super tight and am just so thankful to have them. My husband, my parents, even my cats.
2. My co-workers and the way everyone is working to rally around this woman's family to try and help her in anyway we can
3. My friends - especially ones who are crazy enough to wait in line to get a CD with me and who let me vent and complain about things
4. Weather - it's still been quite warm for this time of year and due to that I did not freeze while waiting for the Sampler this year
5. Knowing that my purchase of said Cities Sampler will help out several local charities.

Today I encourage everyone to really count all their blessings. What are you thankful for?


Jes said...

Your co-workers family is in my prayers. Such a very tragic thing. I'm glad your office is working to help them through it. That will not be an easy journey, may they have strength for it.

simplicity said...

Beth, I am so very sorry to hear about your co-worker. My heart breaks to even fathom how painful that would be. WOW. I am so very very sorry. If there is a caringbridge set up or needs needing to be met, would you please let me know? I would be more than happy to help anyway that our family can. Thanks. Will be praying for them.
And also am glad to see you got your cd today :)

Beth said...

I will let you know as soon as I find out anymore info, I have heard several things that folks are going to try to do to help them.

Gina said...

Oh Beth, I'm so sorry to hear that. I can't belive that, how heart wrenching to have that happen. I will keep them in my prayers. I'm also thankful for having a friend who sits outside Target with me as well.