Sunday, April 12, 2009
how do you grieve on easter?
yesterday, a family very close to us was in a car accident and their daughter was killed. we missed church being with those close to us and mourning together. today, as we try to hold it together and smile for our children, i can't help but see the irony of mourning on Easter. a day that should be filled with joy, thankfulness and laughter. it seems so wrong. on a day when i should be rejoicing in the risen Christ, my mind cannot stay away from my dear friends who are starting the first day of never seeing their sweet girl again. how can i rejoice? i know there is still hope, as i know where hannah is right now. but it's so hard for those of us left behind. so today we will fake it. we'll smile and laugh and take pictures as our kids hunt for eggs and eat candy and wear pretty clothes. and tonight, when they are passed out from a sugar crash, we will let ourselves mourn. Sweet Hannah, rest in peace.