Wednesday, December 19, 2012

From the bottom of my heart

Thank you.  Your kind words, thoughts, prayers, and condolences have not gone unnoticed, despite my lack of email response to them.  Ammon and I have treasured every kind word, as each is a reminder that there are people there for us should we have the need.

The last 5 days have been some of the hardest of my life.  They have brought out both the best and the worst in me at the exact same time.  They have made me realize what inner strength really is, and how necessary it is.  They have given me an all new appreciation for the Doctors and nurses who work in the Intensive Care Units of hospitals.

These 5 days have reminded me that life is for living, even when that means that you make some questionable decisions in the process.

Going back to work today was a difficult decision.  However, I know that Ammon's brother was not one to dwell on the bad things in life, and he never wanted others to do the same.  He kept on trucking.  And so will we.  He will be sorely missed in the lives of many, but will forever live on in our hearts.  And he will reside right next to the space I have carved out for all of you.

9 comments:

  1. I am so sorry to hear about Ammon's brother! Praying for all of you!

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  2. Been thinking of you since I talked to you on Monday. Prayers are still going strong. Love you!

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  3. Still keeping you in my thoughts & prayers.... Love you.

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  4. Love you Kristen! Give Ammon a big hug for me!

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  5. *hugs* You, Ammon and everyone involved are in my thoughts Kristen.

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  6. Kristen, I'm so behind on blog reading and didn't read about Ammon's brother until now. I'm sooo sorry for you and Ammon. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Love ya, girl. I'm always here if you need to vent. xo.

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  7. I'm so sorry to hear about your brother-in-law... *sigh* ...it gives me chills thinking about losing someone close to me. I don't know how I would go on, and thinking about the tragedies in CT... life is just not fair sometimes. I hope you can find happiness being together with your family this holiday season, despite these clouds of sorrow lingering in the air. You will be in my thoughts, xo

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  8. I'm just so heartbroken for you and your family :(

    But you're so right, life is living and I think it is ulimately something I forget. A lot.

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  9. I am so sorry for you & your family. This has been such a sad season this year. You all are in my prayers!

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