our last Halloween, Thanksgiving, Kevin's birthday, Christmas and New Year with our youngest son. Kevin was the life of any party or celebration, and he absolutely delighted in this season of the year.
The pictures I have included in this blog are of my husband, Bob, watching a sole surfer a few years ago at Dogpatch, the surfspot where Kevin was called into Eternity. Everytime we visit this spot, it is at if we are standing on holy ground.The last time we were there, we stayed until it was nearly dark. As we watched a sole surfer in the water, we were captivated at how much he looked and moved like our Kevin. Time seemed to stand still and the light seemed to hang on a bit longer than normal, allowing us time to keep our eyes on the surfer until the darkness closed in around us and the surfer paddled to shore.
Each year since Kevin's death, as I begin to prepare my heart and home for the holidays, I am reminded that he will not be coming home for the holidays, and I have trouble breathing as I am overwhelmed with sorrow.
For all who have suffered loss, I pray for you, as you prepare for the holidays, that God will comfort and strengthen you and that His abiding presence and light of Christ will shine in any dark moments you may experience, as you will surely remember your beloved and ache with the missing of him/her.
Thinking of and praying for all the "moms like me" preparaing for the holidays!
With Love, Blessings and Hugs,