Wednesday, June 9, 2010

I cannot even imagine






the pain a mother goes through when she buries her child. My friend Val has a dear friend and neighbor who lost a 16 year old daughter on Monday. She was in a car accident in the rain on Memorial Day and she died as a result of her injuries after a week of intense surgeries at the hospital. She was a twin. So she left behind her best friend and sister of 16 years and an older sister.... I simply cannot imagine. So, I offered to help my friend Val prepare for the wake which is tomorrow. For about the last 24 hours I have scrapbooked non-stop with the help of about 30 teens for a few crazy hours last night. I took it all home afterwards and worked on it all day today. I created a four foot by eight foot wall (using a huge sheet of foam from Lowes) of the FRIENDS pages that ended up one of the most incredible things ever. To see that many pages set up like that was just amazing.

I also trimmed a 3' x 3' foam piece for another board and used three nice boards the funeral home provided. I put a few pictures in frames, too. It is all in page protectors (with the holes trimmed off) and the page protectors are glued to the boards. This way, after the funeral, we just slip out all 58 12 x 12 pages and put them into a binder Val has purchased so the family will have it forever. I hate that this family has to do this tomorrow. I hate it. I hate that their daughter is gone forever because of rain on a road at 2 PM on a Monday. I hate that all of their lives changes forever in that one instance. It all just makes me so sad. I pray they find some comfort somehow.

4 comments:

Stacy said...

You my friend are a GIFT to the world. I adore what you do -- thank YOU. thank YOU.

Cheri said...

WOW .. as a mom who has lost my daughter I cannot begin to tell you what this will mean to her family and friends .. Kaitlyn's scrapbooks and pictures are my most precious treasures. From the bottom of my grieving heart for all that new and loved this angel THANK YOU

CiNdYe said...

I don't know how I stumbled upon your blog, but I had to leave a comment. You are truly a treasure of a friend! God bless you for preparing this for them, as it would have been far too difficult for them to do themselves. I am so grief-stricken for your friend and her family. How truly tragic and heart-breaking. I'm lifting them up in prayer. May you all find comfort and peace in this difficult time.

Kathy said...

I cannot imagine either--but you have not only helped her family but also all the kids that you helped to express their feelings. You are an angel.