My friend R has lost her father. She lives here with her husband and sons while her parents remain in Mexico. They lived in a very small town and speak the oldest Mexican language. They are an old family there.
The trauma here in this story is not the loss of her father but the difficulties in burying him. R was here talking to me and explained. Her family is not wealthy, her dad was a small store owner and they had a very modest income.
In order to pay for her fathers services, the adult offspring had to opt to sending money to their very elderly mother to pay for the funeral rather than use the money to travel home to bury him. Her sister sent the bulk of the money, they all contributed and her mother went to their bank and withdrew all the money she and her husband had to put with the money sent.
It was all in her home, much of it being US dollars. Before she went to the funeral director, someone broke in their home and stole all of the money. They think a cousin as family members are all who knew their very elderly mother had the money there.
The burial will be covered, they are all pitching in again and sending it but, how horrible. How horrific of someone who would do such a terrible thing to this widow and her children. How terrible for them to have to deal with such a thing at this time.
My dear friend R is twice heartbroken as is the rest of her family.
Thank You Lord that you have given them the means to make it through this both financially and spiritually, and that thief -
He's Yours Lord, You handle him! Amen