This is not an easy post to write.
On Thursday we left for a long-anticipated family vacation to the Wisconsin Dells. John had taken the children there once before, leaving me home to organize the classroom. The children were so happy to have their momma along this time! I was, too. It is good for Minnesotans to get away in February–it is good to be a family.
Early Friday morning, the kids were quietly watching cartoons and I was beginning to tap out a blog post on my hand-held. It was another Lenten reflection entitled “Despised by Men,” which I never did get around to finishing because of what I’m about to tell you. (Note: At one point I accidentally hit “publish,” and though I quickly converted it back to “draft” form, it still showed up on Google Reader.)
My husband’s cell phone rang. It was the manager from the kennel where we’d left Ellie, phoning to tell us that she had died in the night. We don’t know how or why she died, and there is nothing that could have prepared us for this.
July 20, 2007 – February 19, 2010
Needless to say, we are devastated.
We would be most grateful for your prayers.