Not one week after my great-grandmother passed, Amanda's uncle Mark was suddenly taken from this world. A shocking loss: he wasn't quite 53 years old. Evidently, he had been feeling unwell at work, and went to sit in his truck to enjoy the A/C for a few minutes. Co-workers found him unconscious in the truck, and he was rushed to the hospital, where he expired.
Horror upon horror. This has not been not a kind August.
Please pray for Amanda. Pray for her mother and brother, for her aunt Brenda and cousin Hannah (15, and to lose her father!), and for her grandmother. No person should ever have to out-live his or her own children.