I am deeply heartbroken. The day after I posted this blog; http://redroom.com/member/catherine-nagle/blog/favored-against-all-odds our family received the news that another nephew, my Godchild, Carmen, had suddenly passed away in his sleep at 45-years-old. He also came from a broken family and was depressed after losing both his own parents six months apart, two years ago. We ask why, and none of us have the answers. Nevertheless, I’ve seen too many early deaths from those who were lonely, depressed, and or drug depended, and from broken homes. To me, this seems to be the pattern that can even result in sickness and disease for any of us. (One cause of death was a car accident.)
In my immediate family there have been six nephews, two brothers, and one brother-in-law who have died in the prime years of their lives. All were in their twenties to middle forties. I started to take notice to these changes of destiny after my young husband died at the age of 30, from cancer. Was it a blueprint of his memory of disappointment in the family structure that he endlessly shared with me that needs to be imparted? Or, is this insight actually an instrument to serve some greater good in the world? No one knows for sure.
Still, I am truly overwhelmed from our loss that ignites the tear once more. And yet, I remain open to Gods favored vision that’ll light this darkness in our world with a certainty. That the war outside has the greatest chance of ending by remaining tied to one another, whatever our age. This is the power of Thy grace that will keep us together.
Causes Catherine Nagle Supports
Westwind Foster Family Agency, Christian Children's Fund, Compassion International, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Invisible Children, Save the Children