We got back late last night. The weekend was extremely busy, but it was great to see and catch up with family and friends. I am now emotionally exhausted but feel greatly blessed by the chance to see everyone.

Maxson's charity raffle was a great success. I believe the total was around 1,400, that's about 6 songs for children! Six children will be positively affected through Max's life. The different items donated touched my heart. Dustin has a great group of people he works with, they really show their more than co-workers!! It was truly one of the nicest things anyone could do to honor Max's life.

I just finished reading a post by a blog mom that has been on the same journey as I have. She has inspired and lifted me up many times in my own pain. Today, her post was so true and her words were helpful to me and I'm sure they will be to you, so I am linking her post for you to read. It will be a great help for those who have a difficult time knowing how to help a friend or family member who has lost a child. http://sgirl79.blogspot.com/2009/03/how-to-help-grieving-friend.html

Please continue to lift Dust and I up in prayer, I am always coveting prayer. The grief we bare wears us down, at times it really affects our relationship, and at times I feel so completely alone and overwhelmed. Bad days and good days, I guess. Thank you and love you all.



Rainbow said...

Last week I discovered Stacy's blog and, consequently, your blog. I read from the beginning of your story and felt my heart rejoice at times and sink at times.

I am so sorry for the loss of your handsome, beloved little Max. How blessed you are to have had him in your life. He looked enamored with his Dad & Mom in the pictures. There are truly no adequate words.

I will pray for you and your husband. I pray that the enemy will not be allowed to use your grief and sorrow against your marriage. I pray that all attacks of the enemy are bound up and sent to Jesus to deal with as He will. May the God of all hope & comfort send extra warrior angels (maybe including Max :) to protect your hearts from discord and to protect your marriage.

Tammy On the Go said...

I am so glad to "see" you today.

Rebecca Jo said...

always praying for you... I'm sure it affects your relationships & you have good days & bad days.... you'll get stronger & it'll get better! God will carry you both through!!!

Laurie in Ca. said...

Praying for you Trish and for Dusty. Asking God to draw you close together in this time of grief, letting nothing come between you. He holds your marriage in His hands and is with you each moment. Praying for your broken hearts.

Love and Hugs, Laurie

embaby81 said...

Praying for you
from Australia

Stacy D said...

So glad to hear that the charity raffle was such a success and that children will be blessed because of the generosity in Maxson's honor and memory.

Please know that I still pray for you guys regularly. This last week o so has been nuts-o for us, but look for an e-mail from me in the next day or so :)

Hugs and prayers, friend...

~ Stacy