Saturday, September 08, 2007

Brenda Slaby

I know...this is bringing in the news,...but I just wanted to say that I hope you are praying for this poor mom who accidentally forgot that her little one was in the car until someone reminded her and it was too late-tragic. My heart goes out to her. My prayer is that someone would bring her the good news of God's Grace. It could have been anyone...when we are busy and stray from our normal routine, our minds can easily think that something in the changed order of agenda was already accomplished, and we subconsciously mark it off the "to-do" list. I get so angry at those who judge and criticize in such a tragic event as this -it is as if they are some how comforted by criticizing her. Love, prayer and support- the LORD- is what this woman needs. For myself...it was a stark reminder of the importance of putting God first then my family and THEN any other outside activity that might distract me from my first ministries. Please say you will pray for this grieving mom and her family.

9 comments:

Pam said...

Wow, if this was in the news then I guess I need to crawl out of my hermit's shell more often---I haven't heard about it at all. What a devastating thing to happen to anyone! I will pray for her; and pray that a soulwinner near her sees this opportunity to share God's love with her.

staceyhoff said...

I didn't hear about this either. I wonder if there is a way to reach out to her, e-mail or a po.o.box for cards? sadly, she probably is feeling she wants to hide from any and all media and attention from people right now. I can't blame her. I would probably feel the same way. But prayer can transcend all of these boundaries and more, so yes! let's pray! and I will link arms with you in doing that ;)

Thanks for your heart in posting this post:)

Grafted Branch @ Restoring the Years said...

This was a fresh, welcome perspective of grace and humility as I've had to listen to the news media qualify the story with news of her history of mistakes in this way.

But for the grace of God, go I...

Mary Isabella said...

I did not hear of this tragic event either.I thank-you for bringing it to our attention.I willoffer up prayers for this family.

Heather said...

Pam, Stacey, GB, Mary, thank you so much for your compassion for the is devastated mom. It is so encouraging to pray for someone with fellow sisters. :)

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

Heather, I have heard of this sad thing that has happened. I have been prying for her. My heart goes out to anyone in circumstance such as this even though their actions had such deadly results. I am sure if she loved her little girl no one will ever hurt more than herself and forever. The guilt she must feel must be overwhelming and only the Saviour can touch her heartache. She most certainly needs Him. It is God then family then other as we can be of help. Any order other than this can bring results that might put us in her position. God help all of us. connie from Texas

Jason and Laurie- said...

I did hear of this and sat flabbergasted...I will not voice me opinion as Heather, you know mercy is not one of my strengths! HA I do grieve for her family though. Miss you lots and keep in touch..I am sure you are laughing at me being full of Mercy..hehe Love ya

liz said...

How tragic. I hadn't heard about this. :(

Mishel said...

How very sad and tragic! I haven't watched much news lately, so I hadn't heard about it. I appreciate your thoughts about it though...and agree.