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Single tired mom of four. Lover of chocolate and coffee - not necessarily in that order. Lover of Jesus, photographer by trade, Photoshop junkie and crime TV watcher.


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Until Her Joy Returns

August 29, 2008


I have committed to posting a picture a day, so I am posting it, but I don’t feel like it.  It doesn’t seem right to go on like nothing has just happened when Marsha & David are hurting so badly.

When my mother lay nearly dying in a hospital room after her brain surgery, the grief was so overwhelming, that I didn’t know how I would make it through one minute of my day, never mind an hour.  The world just kept on moving and I wanted it to stop.  I knew my face showed every bit of pain that I felt, yet people just passed by without a second glance, as if I didn’t exist.   As time passed on, the phone calls stopped, the prayers ceased and everyone seemed to accept the situation; everyone but me.  The pain never left, though with God’s grace it somehow it became easier to live with.  It would have been a million times worse had been my child.

So I will continue to pray, weep and praise God everyday believing that one day their joy will return.  Someday I know it will.



  1. MommyWizdom says:

    Your sadness is so palpable. I too grieve for the Drews and I don’t even know them. I can’t fathom that kind of loss. The one year anniversary of my mother’s passing is almost upon me and my grief is still very fresh. I agree that it would be a hundred thousand times worse were it one of my children.

    I will continue to pray for the Drews and for you too.

    August 29th, 2008 at 2:04 pm

  2. Irene says:

    So incredibly sad. I am about 75 days into project 365. So far, everything has been very uneventful. However, I am dreading the days when we are hit with bad news (because they are inevitable) and I feel obligated to continue with something as relatively meaningless as project 365. I only pray those days are very few and VERY far between.

    Take care.

    August 29th, 2008 at 5:49 pm

  3. Some Assembly Required says:

    Ughhh. I just read the news tonight at work. My ‘friends’ page on our PS3 at home won’t update, so I thought I would catch up here and now I can not stop crying. Once I started to realize what I was reading all I could do was beg God for it not to be true. That poor sweet family-my heart just breaks for them too.

    August 30th, 2008 at 2:55 am

  4. javamamma says:

    Praying for you and all those that this tragedy affected – especially the family.

    On a happier note: your salad is BEAUTIFUL! Really. I wanna gobble it up.

    August 31st, 2008 at 3:09 pm

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