Sunday, January 06, 2008

No answers.

A sweet friend of mine that I met and connected with through scrapbooking the past several months has lost her dear husband to cancer this weekend. My heart and prayers go out to Christine and her family. It's times like these that there are no answers- often only heartache and more questions. I'm sure she would covet some of your prayers, as I know firsthand that she will have a long road ahead of her.
When Chip and I were on Oprah just months after Teagan died, Oprah asked us this question, "How do you go on?". That question made my head spin at the time, but Chip quickly replied, "We still have other children and lots of living to do...there's more happiness to be had in life." I remember thinking that I wasn't even sure I believed that at the time. I know I had a hard time even sleeping through the night because my grief was so raw and all-consuming.
But as you can see in the posts I've kept the past couple of years, it's become a truth in my life and the rest of our family. We do have joy and happiness and lots of good things to celebrate. We do miss Teagan and somedays I just wish I could stop the world and turn back time and have a 'do-over'.
It's hard to accept life when it hands us hardships. But my prayer is that for Christine, especially, that she will find strength and Peace and that in time, she will come to believe what I thought was unbelievable in light of death. That there is Joy and happiness and lots of living yet to be had in her life. I send all my love and care to her and her family. Today and beyond.

12 comments:

Lisa said...

I am so sorry for your loss, Christine. You will be in my prayers.

Heather said...

I am so glad she has you to call friend :) :)

All moments remembered said...

Jody thank you for the update. My heart, soul, hugs and prayers go out to Christine.

kellidarr said...

what a blessing that she has you Jody as a friend!
prayers going out to her and her family.

Anonymous said...

Praying for Christine and her family. May she know that her pain and felt by all and that she will have relief someday.

WSL said...

I believe there are no coincidences in Life...so God has put you in her life for a reason!
I will pray for Christine and her family today!

angi said...

You are such a wonderful person. Your blog brings me so much joy, and your positive attitude is contagious. Thank you for sharing that with the world :)

Cyndi said...

I left Christine a comment. My husband's first wife died of an inoperable brain tumor. I will be praying for her and her son. Thanks for the link

paige said...

as i sat here & read over christine's journey so many memories of the days when i lost gregg flooded over me....she & i have very similiar stories. i know there are many hard days ahead of her ( although watching a loved one suffer from that nasty disease is worse than anything). iknow you will bring comfort & support to her. i will be praying for her as well.
somedays life is just too much isn't it?
xo

Melissa H. said...

We will be praying for Christine. She is very blessed to have you in her life. Thanks for your honesty and openness in your blog. I look so forward to checking it out every day!

Carrie said...

Christine has been in my thoughts and prayers as well, especially given what we've recently been through. Like you, I have no answers. Only compassion...

Rock'nmama said...

aww Jodie. I visit Christine's blog daily and my heart aches when I think about her loss & yours. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and heart as well.