In our Scottish church circles it seems that everyone is either related, knows someone who is related to you or knows someone who knows you.
One of my good friends told me yesterday she had had some very sad news about a friend, and kind of relation of hers.
My friend's sister's husband's sister was taken into hospital on Thursday to have her fifth child and tragically died in child-birth. The baby survived. Her oldest child is the same age as my oldest, 11.
It's hard to know what to say really. This sort of thing is, thankfully, so rare in our country nowadays, that it is a real shock when it does.
Please remember this family, who are a Christian family, in prayer as they struggle to understand this providence. ♥