I am struck by the tragic events that now have led to the death of the actress, Natasha Richardson. I had not followed her career, so I cannot speak to the loss for the theater, but it is sad to see a husband and children lose a wife and mother.
And so bizarrely. Everyday, we get up and make plans for the day, usually very innocent ones that we do not expect to bring about our end. And yet, none of us know when our lives will come ina close and under what circumstances. Even with the most mundane happenstance - who hasn't fallen on a ski slope, especially when in the midst of instruction? - it is unforeseeable that we will not survive the day.
Live every day like it's your last - makes for good song lyrics, but how many of us do so? News like this hopefully serve to remind us and make us take the time to appreciate life, even if it's only to give your child an extra hug today.
I ask God to send solace and comfort to her family, and to receive her soul into His heavenly kingdom.