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.


Girl Child said...

aww.. Im sorry. How old was Hannah? Reading these blogs has definately shown me that we are NOT guaranteed a tomorrow. I will say prayers for Hannah and her grieving family and friends. I will also hold and kiss my kids even more than usual because you never know when He will turn their little souls into angels. RIP baby girl.

themrs said...

she just turned 18, was getting ready to graduate, their only daughter. she was driving the car and her family was with her so they all witnessed it. it is a good reminder that tomorrow is promised to no one. kiss you little ones every chance you get and make sure your loved ones know what they mean to you. thanks for your prayers :) btw- i read your post about your father in law. i'll be praying for you in that situation. i have a similar in law situation, i know how frustrating it is!

Sassy said...

I am so so sorry for your loss. There really are no words that I can give to bring you peace. But I know that you know that you can look to Jesus for that peace. Especially, on a day like Easter we can be reminding that our Savior lives! He's alive and well and He will be a tangible comfort to you and Hannah's family. I will be praying for you all.