I'm sure you've all heard the sad news that Nick Wilford's stepson Andrew passed away last weekend.
Many of us got to know Nick and Andrew earlier this year, when Nick organized the Overcoming Adversity anthology to raise money for Andrew's college education.
Andrew's funeral is today, and while we can't be there in person, the blogging community is gathering together to pay our respects, and support Nick and his family, by releasing red balloons, lighting a red candle or wearing red.
I haven't be able to find a red balloon, so I'm releasing the virtual one designed by Carrie Butler, and this morning I lit a red candle and said a prayer for Andrew, Nick and their family.
Nick, you're a wonderful, kind man and my deepest sympathies are with you and your family at this time. Andrew, you seemed like a lovely young man, and I'm sorry your time in this word was short.
May the Lord welcome Andrew into his kingdom, and may God's light guide Nick and his family through their grief.
R.I.P Andrew McNaughton!
If you'd like to contribute a donating to Nick and family, or share your photo with them, please see Kyra Lennon's blog, as she has generously taken on the task of organizing these things.