Saturday, December 10, 2011


I'm not really sure how to start this blog so I'll just begin.  
This past week we lost a very important person in our lives.  Our Gigi, mama, and best friend.  
On our way to see The Nutcracker last Sunday, we were in a car accident.  My mother in law, Cyndi, didn't make it.  
This week has been spent grieving our loss, sharing memories of her, and praising God that the other three of us were for the most part unharmed.

All week, I've thought about blogging and wondered if I'd ever blog again.  Well, blogging is one of the things that brings me lots of joy, so here I am...making an attempt to do it again.

Please continue to pray for our family.  We are trusting God through this terrible tragedy and He is our HOPE!

I've got several friends that will be guest posting over the next few days about the holidays...I'm not feeling very festive, but I know we've got to try to make it a special Christmas for Anne.  It's what Cyndi would have wanted.
Love  you guys.



  1. Oh my goodness. Very sorry for your horribly sudden loss, and praying that Christmas doesn't completely loose its cheer after this heartbreaking tragedy. I hope you and your's are doing as well as you possibly could be, and am hoping you all find peace. Please let your blogger friends know if you need anything at all.


  2. I love u dearly sister. I will always be there for you. I feel so blessed to be able to be here with you all during this time. Your my best friend and sister and I couldn't be more proud of you and all that you do. You truely inspire me.

  3. Dawn, I'm so sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed seeing you, Cyndi and Anne while on my shifts at Lee's. I'm praying for you and your family, and you all can consider yourself hugged!
    I'm glad to see you blogging again...I really enjoy reading your posts. It makes the distance between California and Mississippi seem not quite so far. Just remember that you are loved and supported by a vast community of readers.

  4. Dawn, I am still thinking of your family every day. I know that it is hard to imagine finding joy again after such a loss and I know it will be hard to go through the holidays when you are feeling such grief. I know that Cyndi will be smiling from above each and every time that Anne smiles here on Earth.

  5. Oh, Dawn. I am so sorry and just stunned--as I am sure you are. My heart is grieving for all of you, and you will be in many of my prayers over the coming weeks.

  6. Praying for you and the whole family, Dawn. Even though I've cried most of the week, I still can't really believe that it's true... I'm so so sorry... I admire your determination to make Christmas special for Anne, even though it will be such a difficult time for all of you. I'll keep praying for y'all everyday!!!

  7. Dawn-I just stumbled across your blog and I must say, I am so glad you've decided to keep blogging! Your posts are wonderful and it's great to have an outlet, a place to find joy. I went through a similar phase after our house got robbed earlier this year and while it doesn't compare to the loss of loved ones, I can at least somewhat relate. Sending good thoughts and prayers your way!
    Xo Lori

  8. Dawn - We're continuing to pray for you, Michael, Adam, Anne, and Mr. Mark, as what I am sure will be a difficult Christmas approaches. I hope that y'all will be able to embrace the joy for life that Ms. Cyndi had and know that she will be looking down on you all, just as proud as ever, from heaven!

    Love you all very much!


  9. Oh Dawn, I know we really don't know each other but I am so sorry to read about this. What a difficult time but your strength is apparent through your blog. ...I, too, am glad you decided to keep it going. It is therapeutic. Keeping you and your family in my prayers for sure.

  10. Keep blogging, we love you forever!!
    Mrs. Cindy was a jewel among women :D
    have a perfect day.
    you are loved!