More About Missey

March 3, 2006 @ 6:33 pm | Filed under:

This post from Missey‘s blog, written in December, cut straight to my heart, and I wanted to share it with those of you who did not know her either in real life or from homeschooling discussion lists.

“Life has been so laid-back and relaxed that I don’t know how we’ll ever get back on track come January, but I’m not going to think about that right now. I’ll cross that bridge when I come to it. For now, I’m enjoying making memories with my family and letting all the worries and stresses roll right off my back. They’ll be there for another day. But for today I’m going to get my Love Bank filled back up with kisses and hugs and quiet conversations (while making those same kinds of deposits into each of my loved one’s Love Banks) and regain the strength to face all those worries and stresses that will still be waiting for me come January. I think that by then they won’t seem so big anymore anyway.”

I need to go hug my children now.

Tributes to Missey: here and here.

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  1. Mary Beth Patnaude says:

    What a humbling reminder, in the midst of everyday frustrations and worries, that each day is a gift from God! None of us know how long we have, but we should continue to make “deposits” in the only bank that counts, Heaven. I was just recently reminded, the only thing we can take with us to heaven is people. I for one want to make sure I’m investing in the 4 most important people: My sons! My prayers are with Missey’s family.

  2. Happyheartsmom says:

    Lissa, thanks for this one, I can’t stop thinking about this family, I didn’t know them at all, but it sure does cut straight through. So sad. May St. Joseph keep them in his care.

  3. Karen E. says:

    I didn’t know them, either, but this just breaks my heart. Not for Missey, who’s where we all want to be, but for those left behind …. such a heavy cross for her children and husband. They’re in my prayers. I’m so sorry.