Friday, January 02, 2009

Happy New Year!

It really has been a tough week for our family. The holidays have been a lot harder than I thought they would be, on all of us. The kids struggled some, but mostly I have of course. We were going to have our New Years Eve party with the Rowbury's like we have the last 2 years, but Jackson got sick with the stomach junk, so we just stayed home and played some games and hung out.
On New Years day we went out to the cemetery to check on our UofA snowdude. When we drove into the cemetary, we saw that someone on the other side of the cemetery put up a huge Christmas Tree. So we turned left and drove down this other way to look at the tree. While we were stopped, a completely white dove walked across the road. John drove up a little more, and the dove didn't fly away, it just walked slowly. We sat and watched it for a little while knowing that Marcus sent that dove to us. You really don't see white doves, much less in the middle of winter in Utah. What a beautiful sign of love he sent to us to let us know he is with us.

2 comments:

Becky Heard said...

A white dove, how beautiful. Guess you would expect the holidays to be hard. Hang in there! My thoughts and prayers are with you & the rest of the fam.

Anonymous said...

I sent a similar comment yesterday, but don't know what happened to it. I know in my mind that beautiful peaceful white dove was Marcus. He let you know that he is still around until you have found some peace of heart. And of course you had a rough time during the holidays, you lost something very special and precious to you and it takes a very long time to finally say I can deal with this. Grieving is a personal thing and when you lose a child, you will have many days of loss. Take your sweet time. Grieving is like the tide, it comes in and comes out with sadness, anger and finally one day acceptance. Reach out to your friends and family for help and understanding. It took time to raise Marcus and help him through that dreadful disease, so it will also take tiem to mourn him as well. May the good Lord continue to hold you in his arms. Sandy from MD