Keeping vigil with the Townes today. There are no words.

I am clinging to the truth that no matter how deep our sorrow, God’s love is deeper still. And I’ve heard it said that grace always flows downhill: pooling in the deepest, darkest places of our pain. May the Townes feel that inexpressible peace that passes all understanding.

And may Ben smile his pure-sunshine smile, the one that is so much like his mom’s.


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  1. ~lady j on November 4, 2008 at 1:40 PM

    oh sweetie i’m so sorry. there truly are no words. i prayed for you and for the Townes fam when i woke up this morning.

  2. Christina on November 4, 2008 at 1:45 PM

    Oh, Annie – I am so sorry. There is absolutely nothing I can say. I have been watching the family’s journal since you first posted about them a few months back and have been praying for Ben and his parents in earnest this last week. It is unbelievably tragic and I pray for your heart as well, dear friend.

  3. MB on November 4, 2008 at 5:42 PM

    I’m crying and praying for them and you.

  4. Sarah Kate on November 4, 2008 at 8:15 PM

    This makes my heart hurt so much. Praying for them.

  5. annie on November 6, 2008 at 8:43 AM

    I’ve been following their site since you posted it a while back, too. They have been so heavy on my heart. Many are in prayer and sorrow for this tragic situation… one in which we just want God to answer “why” right now and out loud. So hard.

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