Unfortunately, no neighborhood is too far from the possibility of grief, and our neighborhood found out that we had had our share last week.
A family that just moved into the neighborhood less than a month before was vacationing, while the beautiful momma came down with swine flu. She died last week from complications of the disease. She leaves behind a husband and a 9 month old little boy. We are still trying to piece together what we can do for this family -- we are going to do meals as a neighborhood, and possibly even a formula or diaper party if they need assistance that way. Because, that's what neighbors do. They come together as support when needed.
I never met this lovely momma, but you can tell from her pictures that she must have had a beautiful heart!
Here is their blog:
And here is the article from the Tennessean:
If you haven't (And I haven't yet unfortunately), please get a shot for H1N1 virus. And don't forget to hug your family and tell them you love them... you just never know!