One of my very dear friends lost her niece in a freak accident on Monday.
Ashley was a bright, beautiful girl with a promising future. I met her a couple of times and always enjoyed her company.

After I finished class tonight, I checked my phone and saw that I had missed a call and had gotten a text. Both were from my friend (and her husband, also a good friend). I knew they had been out of town for family stuff, so I didn’t expect to hear from them for a few days. But they came back to town briefly and wondered if I wanted to catch  dinner and drinks with them.

Related to that, the night was good. Obviously she wasn’t happy, but this was a good distraction.

I’ve known these kids (yeah, they’re my age, whatever) for almost 10 years. We worked together. We went to each others’ weddings. We drink together…. we’ll, she’s all pregnant and stuff, so there’s less drinking on her part – I’ve been picking up her slack.  🙂

For Ashley, I say this prayer:

Deep Peace to You
Deep peace of the running wave to you.
Deep peace of the flowing air to you.
Deep peace of the quiet earth to you.
Deep peace of the shining stars to you.
Deep peace of the infinite peace to you.

~Blessed Be~