Monday, August 13, 2012

Will There Be a Rainbow?

Early last week there was a very tragic & unexpected death in my husband's family. I've been wanting to post... something, anything... but how do you find the words to explain or document the pain that your family is going through?

I'm sad to say I'm not very *close* to the relative(s) it happened to... We see each other at family functions, mostly. And even those are too far & few between. We are family, nonetheless, and when you hear news of such a sad outcome for such a beautiful family, you don't really know what's up & what's down anymore.

It shook everyone to their core. Family, friends & strangers alike. I think everyone felt as though it was just a bad dream and hoped we would wake up to find out this didn't.really.happen. The night we got the news, I couldn't sleep. My heart wouldn't let me. This person left behind a wife and 2 very young & beautiful daughters... I can tell you I hugged my own family much tighter that night.

My husband attended the funeral on Saturday, I stayed back with the kids. His cousin had planned a very quick & simple service and really wasn't ready to face a large crowd... I can't blame her. I hope to visit soon to pass on my condolences personally... until then, even though I'm not an overly religious person, I am praying for their family and for everyone who feels lost right now in his absence.

Remember to make sure to tell your loves ones what they mean to you... and be aware. Not everything is as it seems. The happiest of people, may be suffering inside. Do good. Be loving. Be present.

We witnessed this beautiful rainbow on our way home yesterday...


After every storm, there is a rainbow, right!?
Now, more than ever, we need to believe this.




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22 comments

  1. So sorry for your family's loss. Sending good energies and love your way!

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  2. I know that pain of losing loved ones unexpectedly all too well... thoughts & prayers are with you & your family!

    For the past two years, rainbows have meant a little more to me than they did before...

    xo

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  3. I'm so sorry for your family's loss. After tragically losing my 51 yr old mom last year I, too know that unexpected pain, loss, hopelessness and uncertainty. But now I know it is the small things that give me a smile when I am missing her. That gorgeous rainbow is such a beautiful way to represent that life is so precious but so short...

    Love ya,
    Allison

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  4. I'm so sorry for your loss. I hope you can feel a big hug from me right now and know that I send prayers for comfort and peace to all.

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  5. Thinking of you and your family/friends during this sad time!!! Such a beautiful photo and a beautiful reminder!

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  6. I am so sorry your your loss Lena. That hurt is just terrible. My prayers are with you and with the family this night my friend!

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  7. Oh, I am so sorry to hear of this loss in your family. Praying for comfort - and more rainbows to get you all through the days ahead, especially your cousin.

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  8. I am so sorry for your families loss...no matter if it was expected or not, a loss is truly heartbreaking. That rainbow though is absolutely stunning and proof that there is always beauty in life even in dark days :)

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  9. really sorry to hear about this. My thoughts are with your husband, his family and the young family who suffered the loss.

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  10. So sorry about your family member.. beautiful picture!

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  11. so sorry to hear this... tears. i just read another sad tragic sudden loss on my facebook wall, i didnt even know the person yet i found myself so sad because of the nature of the death... love you girl, hope everyone is wrapped with Gods peace during this time.

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