Thursday, August 4, 2011

Beautiful for you

I contacted the makeup artist who did my makeup for our wedding a couple days before Matt's visitation and funeral. I wanted to look beautiful for him. He would often tell me that I am beautiful every day... but I was the most beautiful on our wedding day. It seemed kind of strange that I was going to get my makeup professionally done for my husband's funeral. But I wanted to do it for him. I was saying goodbye to my husband and I thought that deserved the same respect as pledging my life to him almost four years earlier. And so I called her. And she did my makeup for both occasions; she felt honored to do it and she did it for nothing in return.

People are so good and so kind - always there to lift you up when you need it most. Everybody's generosity and loving prayers are definitely not going unnoticed. Anything from a simple Facebook message to a phone call to a dinnertime delivery to a beautiful floral arrangement to a college fund contribution... ANYTHING, no matter how small it may seem has been a huge blessing. So I just want to say thank you right now for all of the support and help and offers we have received in the last two weeks. It really means more than I could ever truly express. And, in Matt's words, "I pray that the Lord blesses you for your goodness".


  1. That is such a thoughtful thing to do for your husband! I hope if I ever have to go through losing my husband that I am able to be just as thoughtful. May the Lord bless you all the days of your life and watch over you as you try to build a new life for your family.

  2. I originally read your story on thebump and now am following your blog. You are stronger than you think. I am praying for you and your family and will continue to do so in the weeks, months and years ahead. God bless you and your family

  3. (((()))) I am in MI if you ever need a hug in person.