Sunday, July 30, 2006

Death of a wonderful young woman...

On Friday I learned that the young woman killed in an accident involving an elephant in Tennessee was the daughter of my very good friend Paul Burke.

Paul and his wife Carol live in Mansfield, Massachusetts. We meet regularly at a restaurant halfway between Haverhill and Massfield. Paul always spoke so proudly of his wonderful daughter, Johanna. He spoke of how she loved animals.

Coming on the heels of all the bad news from the Middle East this week the news of Johanna's death was just a terrible shock.

This weekend my prayers are with Paul and Carol. They are both people of great faith and I know this will sustain them during this painful time.