We know that the skies won't always be blue...and the sun will not always shine...and on occasion the rain will fall...even in the summertime. The last few days have been grey...rather dreary...and we have had an occasional shower. Somehow the weather seems appropriate this week!
Yesterday I ushered at a funeral at our church...for someone who passed away very suddenly. He was in his seventies and had lived a good life...but farewells are never easy for those who are left behind.
Today I am off to help cater at the reception of another funeral. It is the funeral of a young man who lost his life tragically in a head-on traffic accident last weekend. He leaves to mourn a wife who is still in hospital with serious injuries, two teenagers, and a three-year old child. The driver of the other vehicle is being buried today as well. It is an incredibly sad story...and has touched so many lives in this community.
Another local family lost their 17 year-old daughter to the fast flowing Chilliwack River last week...when the tube she was floating on capsized. Several days ago, another young woman drowned as a result of a rafting accident on the same river.
We are reminded that life is fragile...grey skies can come even in the summertime!