To become a follower to Darlene's blog, click on the "follow" tab at the very bottom of the screen.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Mom's Corner

June was a really difficult month for both Mom and me. I don't know if it was the passage of initial shock, or the effort expended in taking care of Jolene's possessions. But it's been tough, from beginning to end. We're glad to see the calendar page turn.

So tough, in fact, that on Sunday Mom announced, "When people ask me how I'm doing, I'm going to give them an honest answer--it's been a hard week."

She wrote the following to a friend in Maine: We are still grieving. I was looking for a card for Jaran's stepdaughter. The one I found said, "To a dear granddaughter" Inside: "Even though you are far away, Every time I think of you, my heart gives you a hug." At first I thought, "I don't feel that way about Shannon.".Then I thought of Jolene, and started to cry.

(Shannon's birthday is next week.)

Jolene, you are far away, where we cannot see or hear or touch you. But in whatever way you can receive it, our hearts give you a hug. We miss you, dear girl.


Toia said...

This is my first time visiting.

You have my deepest sympathy. I will pray for you and your mom's strength in the Lord.

Jan Parrish said...

I know that God's heart is also giving you a big hug and that he is holding you up through all of this.

So glad you are openly journaling. It will help you and bless others. She would be so pleased to be remembered with your loving tributes.

Mary Connealy said...

What would we do without God to lean on at times like these.