Wednesday, July 27, 2011

One year….

One year ago today I lost two incredible people.

One year ago today my cousin was killed in an car accident.

One year ago today my bestie lost her husband to suicide.

One year ago today I was numb.

One year ago today I didn’t know what to say.

 

Today I still grieve. I’m still numb and I still don’t have the right words. It hurts, but I know my pain is only a fraction of what my friend and other family members are feeling.

I wish I had this last year, The Dos and Don'ts of Support After Loss.

I’ve been busy with work and family and life and have not been papercrafting or blogging lately, but I felt it was important to post today. I’m striving for balance and hoping to find ways to make each day count. Spending time with my family and letting those close to me know how special they are has been on my mind a lot this past year. I’m incredibly proud of my friend and my Aunt, Uncle and cousins as they’ve dealt with their losses over the past 12 months.

 

Today I will hug and kiss my kids and husband.

Today I will remember Seth and Whitney.

Today I will shed a few tears, but I will smile and look forward to a new day and countless memories that will be created.

 

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4 comments:

~amy~ said...

awwww...Kandi....hang in there girl.....sending you good ju-ju your way.....

Barb's Boys Inspired said...

Hard to believe it's been a whole year...you're right, spending time with family and friends is the most important thing you can do in life.

deedoodle said...

Kandi,
Your are a super amazing person! Keep smiling

Tamra said...

Anniversary dates of tragedies are always hard, but do help us refocus and remember to prioritize the important things and people in our lives...my thoughts and prayers are with you today Kandi!