8.18.2009

To explain ...

I must say I feel I owe you an explanation ... of sorts. I know I have been different lately ... ok, very different!

Wednesday, July 22nd at 6:30 am my life instantly changed. I was faced with the ugly side of life. We had just received news that my nephew who was spending the summer in Montana on the mission field was seriously injured in a car accident and it was BAD! (If you got a call from me that morning you heard me tell you it was bad, bad!) There are those moments you will never forget. Those times in your life that mark it for you. I will forever remember that morning and waking up to that call.

We as a family are very close! My husband has two brothers who each have kids. We do not have the privilege of spending a ton of time together, but the time we have is filled with laughter and love. To be married to my husband is to have a support group that never goes away. We have each others' backs. You need prayer, time alone, a drink, a night out ... you name it, we will provide it for you! It is the single best thing about marriage for me. The unending love that never ceases to amaze me.

Getting that call broke my heart. For Scott, for his parents and for the rest of us. It shattered the idea for me that we are safe. Here were four boys driving along doing nothing wrong and instantly their lives were changed. They can never go back. The last three weeks have been filled with tears, fears, endless phone calls, tons of emails and prayers non stop. And it is not over yet!

I never expected to have my blog become so person for me. I never expected to feel connected to people whom I have never seen IRL. But ... it is what it is. This blog is my vent and right now I have shed more tears than laughs and my life is all about trust.

As he heals and gets stronger each and every day our lives are beginning to return to "normal". I am feeling more and more like me each day. But I am forever changed. I am a stronger person than I was three weeks ago. I trust more and worry less.

... or that's the plan anyway!
MPM

13 comments:

  1. I totally understand what you are talking about - that defining moment when things will never ever again be the same - even when they feel normal - we are forever changed. I have been where you are. How lucky for our Faith, family, and friends. How do people make it without those 3 things??? It's beyond my comprehension. xoxo

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  2. I have not really been keeping up with the blog world lately, so sorry for your nephew, glad he is getting stronger. Many prayers coming his way. Things like this do make you closer to God,and that is the only good thing about them.

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  3. Somethings come thru our world and really define us, change us, make us who we need to be! Apologies never needed. I will keep you family in my thoughts!

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  4. Can't even imagine how hard it all has been....but I CAN tell through the Caring Bridge site, your blog and others writing how close you all are and how your faith is carrying you through. Please keep us posted...and please let me know if there is anything at all I can do.

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  5. Well put, Preppy 101...faith, family, and friends. I feel so badly for people who don't have those things.

    MPM...my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family and I'm so glad that your nephew is healing.

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  6. The thought of that phone call is so scary my niece is my entire world. I can only imagine how you must have felt. May you find God's streangth in your day to day life. Please know that I will continue to pray for you, your nephew and the rest of your family to all find peace in your own right. May Scott find the strength to fight through each day. Knowing he is loved greatly.

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  7. You and your nephew are in my prayers. miracles hapen daily and he is strong, keep the faith.

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  8. I am so happy that your nephew has begun the healing process - and that you have the blogworld to express those emotions that you may not want to show people IRL. You and your family are in my prayers.

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  9. So glad he's doing better and thinking about you as you go through this.

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  10. In reading the other comments on your blog, I found that everyone was expressing exactly what I would say to you. Keep praying. God is so good and miracles do happen. Yes, faith, family and friends are what keep us going. I truly don't know what I would do without them. My family is so close and we've been through a similar situation. It was so difficult at the time and we realize how blessed we are every day. Know that I am keeping you in my daily prayers.
    P.S. The monogrammed items I bought from you a few months ago for graduation gifts were a hug hit! Can't wait to do some more shopping.

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  11. I am so sorry to hear about your nephew's accident. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God's blessings to you all.

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  12. I hope your nephew gets better soon!! I will be thinking of you and your family!

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  13. so sorry for your nephew, glad he is getting stronger.


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