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A sad interlude/ Egy szomorú közjáték

Sometimes it seems to me that our life is nothing else but running here, running there, trying to squeeze as many things in a day as we can...Well, I guess God wants us to realize that life is more than that...and that we should slow down...and if we can't do that ourselves, He will orchestrate things so that we'll have no choice but slow down...That's what happened now...Two tragic events, that happened within 3 weeks made us just realize how much we need to cherish the time we have here on this earth...At the end of May my dad lost his battle with cancer. Even if we had known that he didn't have much time left, his death seemed unexpected...But God's timing is always perfect. I think it was easier for me and the kids to keep him in our memories as we had known him: an energetic, young at heart man and not seeing him getting weaker and weaker. We could only fly home for the funeral...but in retrospect, I think that's what was best for all of us. 
Dad, you'll be always loved and remembered. You wanted to see this house to be built up, but I'm sure you're watching us from Heaven, and will be happy to see it finished. This house will be dedicated to you.


So we spent 3 weeks in Hungary with mom, and were about to fly back, when we got bad news from home. One of our best friend's daughters died in a tragic car accident. The news shocked us, since we had known Lindsey very well, she and her 3 sisters go to the same school with Reni, and they used to commute to school together every day.So it was like a nightmare...we flew to Hungary for a funeral, but we had no idea that we would be flying back home for another one...The tragedy shocked the whole community in Sunland, since it had killed a 14-year old girl in the parking lot of our church. She was backing up and the car fell into an 18 foot storm channel.  We are devastated, and amazed at the same time - how God can use a tragic event like this: to touch people, get them closer to one another, make them show compassion, love, and care. Lindsey, your mission was to change this community. We will always love you! You're probably playing soccer with dad in the heavenly soccer team now. We'll see you someday!

Néha úgy tűnik nekem, hogy az életünk nem más,mint rohanni ide, rohanni oda,próbálni annyi dolgot belezsúfolni egy napba, amennyit csak tudunk...Azt hiszem, Isten azt akarja, hogy észrevegyük, az élet ennél több...azt akarja, hogy lassitsunk le. És ha ez megunktól nem megy, akkor Ő úgy fogja a dolgokat irányitani, hogy ne legyen más választásunk, mint lelassitani. Ez történt most is. Két tragikus esemény, amely három héten belül történt, rádöbbentett minket arra, hogy mennyire meg kell becsülnünk azt az időt, amit itt a földön töltünk. Május végén édesapám elveszitette a rákkal vivott harcot. Bár tudtuk, hogy már nem sok ideje van hátra, mégis váratlanul ért a halála. De Isten időzitése mindig tökéletes. Azt hiszem, könnyebb volt nekem és a gyerekeknek megőrizni őt az emlékeinkben úgy ahogy ismertük őt: egy energikus, fiatalos embernek, és nem látni őt egyre erőtlenebbnek, gyengébbnek. Csak a temetésre tudtunk hazarepülni....de visszatekintve, azt hiszem, igy volt a legjobb mindannyiunknak. Apuka, mindig szeretni fogunk, és soha nem felejtünk el. Szeretted volna látni, ahogy ez a ház felépül, de biztos vagyok benne, hogy most nézel minket a Mennyországból, és boldog leszel, ha látod a végeredményt. Neked fogjuk ajánlani a felépült házunkat.

Úgy három hetet töltöttünk Magyarországon anyuval, és készülőben voltunk hazajönni, amikor rossz hirt kaptunk. Legjobb barátaink egyik lánya meghalt egy tragikus autóbalesetben. Sokkolt minket a hir, hiszen nagyon jól ismertük Lindsey-t, ő és 3 testvére Renivel egy iskolába jár, reggelenti együtt utaztak. Szóval az egész olyan volt, mint egy rémálom: temetésre utaztunk Magyarországra, de álmunkban sem gondoltuk volna, hogy egy másik temetésre jövünk haza...Egész Sunland-et megrázta a tragédia, hiszen egy 14 éves kislány halt meg tragikusan, a templomunk parkolójában, mikor tolatott a kocsival, és belezuhant a parkoló melletti, kb. 6 m-es vizlevezető csatornába. Le vagyunk sújtva, de ugyanakkor fantasztikus dolog is látni, ahogyan Isten egy ilyen tragikus eseményt fel tud használni arra, hogy emberek százait megérintse, közelebb hozza őket egymáshoz, hogy részvétüket, szeretetüket ki tudják mutatni. Lindsey, a te küldetésed az volt, hogy Sunland közösségét jobbá tegyed. Mindig szeretni fogunk téged. Talán most apuval focizol éppen a mennyei focicsapatban:-) Egy nap majd találkozunk!



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