What is it with this week?
Fifteen years ago this week, my mother in law died suddenly of a very unexpected Heart Attack.
Last year this week, my cousin died suddenly of a very unexpected Sudden Cardiac Arrest.
This week, I attended the funeral of a friend's 31 year old sister, who died last week of a very unexpected Amniotic Fluid Embolism while delivering her second baby.
My grandma also died last Monday, and while she was old and not in good shape, this was a very unexpected death caused by Kidney Failure.
I am not a superstitious person, I do not believe in curses or anything strange like that... but I find it odd that this week is often surrounded with tragedy in my life.
On the other hand... one year ago this week we got news that would change our lives forever, and forever make this week one that is also surrounded with great joy: we were matched with our sweet Penelope and she was born just a few days later.
Isn't it wonderful how God can redeem anything?