Monday, February 13, 2012
How Do You Mend a Broken Heart?
Yesterday afternoon I left home with intentions of going to meet some fellow bloggers at Starbucks in Shreveport.
I went by my daughter's house to leave an outfit for Shelby (later post), and my husband called.
When I looked at my daughter, I knew something was terribly wrong. I know you've been in my shoes!
One of our dearly loved, long-time friends took her own life yesterday morning. I know my mouth fell open, and I was in total shock. I just knew there had to be a mistake!
You see this person was always laughing, joking, and the happiest person I've ever been around. We emailed quite frequently as she was living in OK, but she grew up in this town.
She was like family. Many days when we emailed - those emails were between my husband, my daughter, Jay Dawn, and me! She loved knowing everything about everybody in town! When the church burned down on Christmas Eve, she was very distraught. She was a part of so many people here that I can't even begin to explain.
She sent gifts, cards, emails, texts, and you name it, to so many!
So how in the world did we miss the fact that she must have been in some kind of turmoil, some kind of endless pain, and something in which she thought she couldn't face?
We all have so many questions without any answers! I already miss my friend soooo much just knowing she's not ever going to be at the end of that email again. I could talk to her about anything, and it's only been a few days since we were emailing back and forth.
I know she loved and believed in God! My only comfort is to see her again some day.
Please remember her sisters, brother, husband, cousins, and many, many friends in your prayers. Everyone is hurting............
R.I.P. - Jay Dawn - July 7, 1961 - Feb. 12. 2012