So this morning after visiting the preschools Open House my friend Megan and I headed to McDonald's with the kids. Of course it was 10:00 so they were only serving breakfast. At 1st no one wanted breakfast so I stood in line for a coffee for myself, then Karsten decided he didn't want to wait until 10:30 for lunch and settled for cinnamon melts so back in line I went. Then when 10:30 came around I was in line for the 3rd time.... that's right 3rd time in line in 30 minutes! There I was in line holding Ainsley and she was saying over and over "baby, baby, baby" I turned around and an older lady was standing there with a small child. The lady said "Isn't funny how they think every one's a baby?" I said yep... then I said how old is she.... the lady said, "she will be 2 in September."...... so the conversation was somewhat "normal" for small talk in the McDonald's line.... but then the lady said.... "she is my grad daughter and she lost her mother at 15 months to cancer, she said I have her Mon, Wed, and Fri and her other grandmother has her Tues and Thur and her dad has her on the weekends.... I just stood there and knew at that point God had put me in line for the 3rd time for a reason.... then I said I'm so sorry... the lady went on to tell me that the little girl's name was Elizabeth and they call her Libby. Then she started to cry... so there we are in the line.... all I could think is... Do I cry with this lady I don't even know??? Do I pray for her??? I just stood there and listened as she told me all the details..... I felt like at that time God wanted me to just listen.
So would you please lift this family up in prayer..... it was a total shock to everyone in the family.... she was only 36 years old and totally healthy one day and diagnosed and died 2 weeks later. I didn't get the lady's name but the precious baby's name is Libby.... God know why I was standing in line at that very moment and I'm certain that there was a "reason" for all of this to take place..... when have I ever stood in line 3 times in 30 minutes at McDonald's???