Friday, September 28, 2012

Apologies & Thank You's

It's been a while since I've dropped in, said hello, talked about writing or makeup or whatever else y'all have grown accustomed to reading from little ol' me from Louisiana.  But a lot has happened over the past month or so, the main event being that my sweet stepson, Matthew, passed away on Sunday, September 16. 

I know you haven't seen me write a lot about my stepsons--The Hubby and I don't see them as much as we'd like to, as all three are teenagers and have crazy-busy schedules.  So, between dances and football games, band practices and church functions, to see them pass through our front door is truly a memorable occasion.

Ironically enough, we were supposed to have them over the weekend of the accident, but a last minute commitment came up. 

They were traveling home from church--the oldest, 17, was driving--and as a result of a head-on collision, our fourteen year old middle child, Matthew, was killed instantly.  His brothers (17&12) sustained serious injuries (broken femur, tibia, fibula, crushed ankles, fractured facial bones, stitches), but have been discharged from the hospital and are now at home, on the mend. Thank God.

If you knew and have prayed and/or kept us in your thoughts, thank you. 

Due to our loss, proofing the final copy of Enraptured slid to the back burner, and I've been forced to push its release date to October.  However, I promise to let you know as soon as I know the exact when.

Blessings to you all. Kiss your children. Keep them close. Tell them every day that you love them.

Peace, Love, and Junior Mints,

Matthew Taylor Kirkhart
January 17, 1998 - September 16, 2012

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