Tuesday, August 18, 2009


Life is what you make it! Right, Well sure if it was all about you, but it is not. Its all about lots of other things too! For the last year I have become a Mother to a child who has passed away!!!!!
And, I am always reminded of it daily, for my heart breaks for him. But, as I look back over this first year of grief, I began to see patterns in my choices and new principles about life.

The principal is this: beauty can help to bring healing- Your children you still have, rainbows, mountains, your spouse, woolly lambs, fresh strawberries, homemade ice cream, old friends, new friends, church family, a wet kiss from a 4 year old, a wedding, and new grandchild, a hug from a stranger, a brisk walk, a phone call from an old friend, brokenness, appreciation for each other, loving God in the mist of all of my loss.

I'm forever grateful to all of the people who love us. And I'm forever grateful to my children who have lost someone they too love.
I hope you are well,
All my love, Melonie