Thursday, December 07, 2006

Sad News

I wrote about Sandy and Phil Fleming's daughter Kati, her husband James Kim and their children being lost in the mountains in Oregon. You've probably seen the reports on the news. After being stranded for days in the snow, James left the family to try to walk for help. While he was gone a helicopter found Kati and the girls. James Kim did not make it. His body was found yesterday. He made a heroic effort to save his family.

I've been looking at this photograph all week. It was made by my friend Sandy. She gave it to me. It hangs in my house. She painted the picture of her grandmother and set up this scene. There is something very poignant about this image in light of what has happened in the family. My heart goes out to Sandy and Phil and Kati Kim and to those precious babies.

Life is so unpredictible and sometimes so short. A reminder that we need to live each day to its fullest and give all the love we can to those we hold dear.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Sad news indeed. I was so hoping he would find his way out.

As you suggest life is unpredicatable and so fragile - ENJOY IT!

The surviving family is in our prayers.

Juan Calypso