I look back at my last post July 12th titled Thankful Thursday - it seemed relevant at the time but little did I know by the end of that day I would have very little to be thankful for. We got the call about 5:00 pm that my daughter's boyfriend had been killed in a plane crash. It literally sucked the air out of my lungs. I remember walking outside and gasping for air. I walked in circles with my husband outside the house waiting for my daughter to arrive home. She got the news as she drove and I don't know how she made it home.
That was the day that changed her life and we now try to help her pick up the pieces without the amazing man who was the love of her life. They had been dating for 16 mos. He was 36 years old and leaves a 6 year old son who is now an orphan. His wife died 2-1/2 years ago. Charlie was a premie - 1 lb. 10 oz and survived. He is a fighter and he will continue to fight. My daughter is strong and she will also survive but right now her heart is breaking in two. It is the hardest thing in the world to look on as everything your child wanted is gone in seconds. How do you answer her questions? How is that fair? Why did it happen to such a wonderful young man? There are no answers.This picture was taken on Easter weekend in Edmonton with her three kids. We had so much fun together staying in a hotel. Charlie is the one with the hat. He still talks about that weekend.
Mark was intelligent, kind, caring, made you feel good, made you laugh, always had a big smile, always gave a big hug, never could do enough to help, was a calming influence, always thought of others before himself, no-one had a bad thing to say about him, had lots of friends and on and on and on. No doubt about it he has left a big hole in our hearts but he definitely showed me how to be a better person.
In three days I will be revealing my creations for the BSBP and yes, it has been a challenge. Life threw an extra challenge at me this month. There are many supportive friends that have contacted me and I thank you for that. My Bead Soup Blog Party partner sent me a lovely sympathy card which I received in the mail today - Thank you Terry it means so much.
I look forward to the big reveal day on July 28th. See you all there!