Tuesday, July 24, 2007

A Sad Day

I live in a quiet, peaceful town - that is until yesterday when that peacefulness was stolen by cowards. A horrific home invasion left a prominent family shattered and three beautiful women dead. I pray that Jennifer and her beautiful daughters Hayley and Michaela have been welcomed into God's loving embrace and are at peace. I also pray that William, the loving husband and father and the sole survivor of this tragedy will find the strength to carry on without his beautiful family. Please keep the Petit family in your prayers.

Give your family and friends that extra hug and kiss and let them know they are loved. Live each day to its fullest and do not let the "little" things keep you from truly enjoying this wonderful gift of life that we so often take for granted.

"Every spirit builds itself a house, and beyond its house a world, and beyond its world a heaven."
Ralph Waldo Emerson


19 comments:

amyelisedesigns said...

I am so sorry to hear about your friends! My thoughts and prayers are with you! It really makes you stop and think about how precious life is!!

Heather ~ Pretty Petals said...

I am so sorry to hear of this Karla...I hadn't heard of it on the news. Sent chills right up me when I read it. I am praying for that poor family. Oh my.

Heather

Jammy said...

I'm so sorry to hear about this horrific crime against your neighbors. I will definitely lift him up in prayer as he faces a most difficult road ahead. :(

Jenn

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Oh, no, I just have goosebumps and tears. I am so sorry to hear of this Karla.

I too am praying for this husband, and father. What a terrible crime, I am lifting him up in prayer as he goes forward in this worst nightmare road ahead.
Thank you, for bringing this to our attention so we can join you in prayer.

hugs, Lidy

Jennifer said...

Karla,
Im am so,so, sorry to hear of this horrific and tragic crime! My heart goes out to all the family and close friends. I will lift a prayer as well. Oh how sad.....
XO,
Jenn

cammyk said...

I can't imagine what this husband and father must be going through right now. I will keep him in my prayers.

Kristin said...

I saw this on the news...such a tragedy. My prayers are with their family, friends, and the town.

Natasha Burns said...

Hi Karla,
Oh I am so sad to hear this news. How terrible for this man to lose his family like that, just tragic. Praying for this poor family and thinking of you too xooxox

Miz Smoochie Lips said...

Oh my lord, that is so horrible

Shabby Roses Boutique said...

Hi Karla,
What a terrible tragedy to happen. We will all be keeping their family and friends in our thoughts and prayers. So very sad.

Kathy

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

I hadn't heard about this, so awful.

deb said...

So sad. I can't even imagine.. I'm saying extra prayers for that poor man and his family.

Sandi @ the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Such a sad day. I can't imagine how that affects the whole community.
Our prayers for their strength and healing.

The Glitter Fairy said...

Mind-boggling, isn't it???!!! Saw it on the news and still can't absorb this tragedy. I will keep them all in my thoughts and prayers.

Susie Q said...

I heard about this and watched quite a bit of the news stories. Just horrible...I have been thinking so much about the poor Father/husband. My heart aches for this good man. They were such a special family.

They are in my prayers.

Hugs,
Sue

ShabbyInTheCity said...

OH gosh. It could be any one of us too. That is such a sad wasteful shame. So sorry for your loss of them I know it hits close to home in more ways than one.

Vicki C said...

oh,my heart just hurts for you , your friends and community. I'm certainly keeping you all in my prayers. Hugs to you sweetie!

javagirl1111 said...

Oh my goodness... how awful...it's almost unfathomable to believe things like that happen, and then it's so close to home. I am so sorry... my prayers just went up for the man and for your community.

Allison said...

Karla, I was thinking about you when I saw this terrible thing had happened. I have been thinking of them every day since it happened. I feel so very, very badly for them, and for the father/husband who is now without his family. I have had nightmares about this since I heard of it, and have been more afraid in general, as I'm sure so many people have. I will certainly continue to keep the family in my thoughts. I hope you are doing okay considering how literally close to home this was for you.

allie
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