Pray for the Buerkle family

I start out today with a heavy heart.

Since I didn’t have school, I was taking it easy this morning and browsing a few of my favorite blogs. I came across this post from Julie’s blog Peanut Butter Fingers and it broke my heart. In it, she shared that her future brother-in-law’s cousin passed away on Friday. The man, James, was only 27 years old and he died unexpectedly in his sleep. He and his wife had only been married for five months and she is pregnant and due in June.

This story hit me so close to home. James and his wife, Christina, got married only one week before Justin and I did. He was a chiropractic student (not exactly the same as a medical student like Justin but close enough to take my breath away). Their marriage seems to be very similar to ours (minus the pregnancy) and reading it, I just broke down in tears. It hit so close to home! I truly cannot imagine losing Justin, and I definitely can’t imagine losing him and then having to go through a pregnancy without him.

I ask you to keep this family in your thoughts and prayers. You can also make a monetary contribution to help support Christina and the baby throughout the pregnancy and birth by visiting the Baby Buerkle website. With the holidays upon us, they truly will need all the love and support they can get.

I also ask for thoughts and prayers for all those traveling today. If, like me, you live in the Eastern US, you know they are calling for a lot of bad weather today. My family is spread out over three different states and everyone is driving in today to celebrate Thanksgiving at our house. I know millions of other people will be traveling as well. Please keep all travelers in your thoughts and prayers; I want everyone to be safe and be able to celebrate with their families!

Praying that everyone has a safe and happy holiday!

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