Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Thinking...

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There are so many times I tell myself that the pain of loosing Gavin is getting a little better, but then the flood of emotions come where I remember just now much I miss my little boy.  He is gone. As odd as it sounds, there are many times I have to remind myself of that.  With all the suffering that is being shown on tv from the suffering in Haiti it has once again reminded me and made fresh not only my own loss but all the other families that are dealing with terminal illness of their children.  I heard of a few children that have passed away this week, and although I do not know any of them, my heart hurts knowing all too well the intense pain they are feeling at this very moment.


Take time to let your heart break for people who are suffering.  So many times we, including myself, choose to just ignore.  Somehow it makes it easier for us to say "no" when the cashier at WaWa asks us to donate one dollar to the American Red Cross to help provide aid in Haiti.   If we choose to ignore suffering, so many families walking a similar path to ours will never find the love and support we have found.


It's really sad.  Today I'm choose to open my eyes and just remember -- remember that even in my own hurt and pain there are so many other's that are suffering.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

After reading this post, I find myself crying at not only your loss but also the loss of all the others in Haiti and of terminally ill. At this time I question why God lets this happen. Why does he make kids sick, why does he make disasters happen? Thinking that I should know the answer to this question, but times like this it makes it hard to remember the answer.

Wishing love and support to you, your family, people of Haiti and family of terminally ill patients. Hoping that one day the pain of loosing a loved one will lessen.

Tiffani said...

you are so right about it hurting so much that we tend to look away...

I pray for you often, Karen!

Reagan Leigh said...

Not a day goes by that I don't think about Gavin and pray for your family. There is so much sadness in the world and I used to live my life oblivious to it all. Reagan has made me a much less selfish and much more caring person. It's amazing what we learn from these little ones.

Samantha said...

I love how you said "Take time to let your heart break". I have done that many times. Including when you lost Gavin. I don't thikn it is fair to look the other way, when so many families are suffering losses so great... Thank you for potsing this. Your words speak to me...

I think of your beautiful son every day.

Anonymous said...

Thinking of Gavin everyday. Wishing that I could do more to ease the pain.
Keep inspiring us with your words.

britta said...

You are such a great person Karen!

Cindy Heintz said...

I'm right there with you....you said it all!!!
Keeping you always in my thoughts and Prayers.
Gavin is Loved sooooo much : )

Becky said...

hey Karen, I wanted to do the triathalon and checked everything out and wanted to know how to pay-- do I just pay on their site or throguh you? Can you let me know if you get a chance? Thanks so much!

Shauna Quintero said...

I stumbled upon your blog about Gavin and I've been reading for last hour.

Having been close to loosing my own son six months ago, I can imagine, but then I can't imagine what you and your family are going through.

I admire your hope and faith and will use it as inspiration to cherish every day.

May God's love be with you and your family.

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry for your loss. As difficult as this life is, and you're family is keenely aware of it, I take comfort in knowing that families are forever! I pray that your pain and sorrow will ease and the love of our Heavenly Father will envelop you and your family!