Hope Springs

Don’t turn away;

Keep your gaze on the bandaged place.

This is where the light enters you.

~ Rumi

I post once again with a very heavy heart in honor of our dear friends, the family whose son took his life last weekend. Days later their daughter tried to take hers. She was unsuccessful.

Through the shock and tears and emptiness, all that remains is…WHY?

If you have dealt with this, even remotely, please chime in; I welcome your comments. ❤

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  6 comments for “Hope Springs

  1. January 18, 2016 at 11:47 pm

    very sad.
    may everyone
    receive the help
    they need.

    Liked by 1 person

    • karenlee
      January 19, 2016 at 8:10 am

      Thank you so much. Hard to imagine anything more tragic. Have a great day!


  2. January 17, 2016 at 12:25 pm

    Oh honey, I’m so sad for them and you. What a rough week. It would have been just plain awful with one loss. How hard that there may have been two.

    Several years ago, my husband’s side of the family experienced sort of something similar. His aunt and uncle had a son who’s life was taken from him by another person. They were beyond devastated.

    About a year later, their other son, his brother, took his life. He was away from home, at college. His family was left in total shock.

    Although the situations aren’t exactly the same, we have felt loss as well. His aunt and uncle barely survived losing one boy, then lost them both. 😦

    I am sending prayers for peace, love, healing, and understanding. May angels wrap their wings around you all.

    Liked by 1 person

    • karenlee
      January 17, 2016 at 1:34 pm

      Thank you so much. What a kind soul you are, and thank you for sharing the story about your husband’s aunt and uncle. Totally devastating. Hard to imagine a greater pain. I wonder how they made it through when this happened to them. Our friends have a deep faith, and I hope this will guide and strengthen them.

      Thanks again for your heartfelt response. ❤

      Liked by 1 person

      • January 17, 2016 at 2:29 pm

        You’re welcome. You know, that’s a good question, how did they make it through? I honesty can’t even begin to get my head around how they kept getting out of bed everyday afterward and how they continue to breathe.

        I have friends who have lost children (different reasons) and the losses are beyond imaginable. In fact, one of my friends lost her baby 3 years ago today.

        Sometimes it’s hard to know what to say and do for our friends who are hurting so badly. The thing I love about friendship is just showing up IS enough. Sending a card, is enough. Saying a prayer, is enough. Making a meal, is enough. Remember the days of their loss even a year or two later can mean the world to someone who thinks everyone has forgotten…

        We haven’t even met and my heart hurts for you.

        Liked by 1 person

        • karenlee
          January 17, 2016 at 6:12 pm

          Thank you, my new friend. More soon.

          Liked by 1 person

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