Well, Austin and I went to Park City for a few days for our anniversary. While we were there, I saw a message that said "Our hearts and prayers go out to the Gaily family." I asked Austin if he knew what was going on...but he didn't. We got home late last night, Austin woke up early this morning for meetings. He came home to get me for church, then he told me about an amazing man in our neighborhood that passed away on Friday morning in a motorcycle accident. I have to tell you, my heart literally broke for the Gaily family! All of those raw emotions that I remember feeling came pouring into my mind. Not completely knowing the exact emotions that this sister and her family have to deal with losing a husband and a father, but being able to comprehend to some degree how it feels to lose someone you love more than anything in this world. Remembering the shock, the incredible hurt, and trying to figure out the unimaginable unknown... all things, looking back, that I can't fathom having to go through. But I did- definitely not on my own. We have an incredible community/neighborhood that stepped right up and did everything imaginable to help our little family get through this extremely difficult time. Our amazing family, our friends, hundreds of prayers from complete strangers...all got us through, but also- I know without a doubt that my Father in Heaven was protecting us, comforting us, and helping us through.
So, to add to my sweet neighbors plea- Our hearts and prayers go out to the Gaily family as well!
*Please pray for them during this extremely difficult time in their lives!*