Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Still going

So is anybody else still reeling with news of Stephanie and Christian Neilson? All of it has consumed my thought for days.

I watched the video of Cindy Clark talking about her daughter and son-in-law and was amazed by her calm and grace. As a mother myself, I would have been inconsolable. You can see the worry in her eyes and hear it in her voice, but she doesn't let it take over. Cindy really is a true lady, and a strong one at that.

And to my good friend Lucy, stick in there. I can't imagine how difficult this must be for you. The help and support you are providing right now is essential. Good work Marion!


Shanicherie said...

Yes! I'm freaking out about it! I had a total meltdown last night and begged my husband not to leave the house ever again! I can't imagine what their family is going through and that clip of her mother put me in awe. I, also, would be inconsolable I think. I truly hope that their family is blessed for all the wonderful things they do for the rest of us in many different ways.

birdonthelawn said...

yes. i can think of little else. i kept thinking about he burns, the hurting kids and then this morning i was thinking about how grateful i would be if i were them, burned yes but alive! able to parent their kids and continue their marriage.

Morgan said...

yes, reeling. can't get it off my mind. amazing.

Tricia said...

Yes. Me too. Jason has taken an interest too, mostly because I keep talking about it. It's so hard to believe. Terribly sad, and a long road ahead, I'm sure.

For two days, I've been grateful for and so conscious of the little things I'm able to do.....like drive my car, hug my kids, fix them breakfast.....and all the things that sometimes seem like drudgery....because that could be me or any one of us lying there in a bed, unable to take care of our children. It hurts me to know another mother is suffering, and her children are missing her and their father.

I'm praying for all of them.

Jessica said...

I am the same way. We have always claimed the Clarks as cousins, even though in reality they weren't. I just can't get Steph and her family out of my head, it is all I think about, and I feel so helpless. I just can't imagine all that they are going through. Every time we get together with the family, that is all we discuss because we just can't believe it.