Monday, September 29, 2008

Mother and Child Reunion


As I have mentioned numerous times, I am a proud Blue Star Mother.
I have written of the heartache that a Gold Star Mother must endure... a pain I can only thank God I do not know.

My week in Seattle was wonderful, I logged on briefly now and again...

Today, I finally sat down to read my oodles of e-mail.

One kicked me in my gut and took my breath away....

Mothers,

I received this notice from Michele (Oregon's former Gold Star representative) . I see that sometimes no matter what the grief just can't be dealt with and this brings up the fact that we so need each other now so please keep this family in your thoughts and prayers. And each other. - PEACE AND HONOR -Pat

What i know is that Sgt. Michael Vaughn's mother committed suicide yesterday. There was a Veterans Service Medal presentation being done yesterday and there was a replica of the Vietnam War memorial on display. Sgt. Vaughn's Dad was there at the service. His mom had been there earlier in the day. Sgt. Vaughn died April 23, 2007. He was an only child. His mother had never been able to deal with his loss. Please remember this grief stricken Mom in your prayers. I did a Gold Star book for this family last year, but they didn't want it presented in person, so it was mailed to them. Thanks for helping keep this family in your thoughts and prayers.
Michele

I have received a few e-mails regarding this horrific event. This mom, so filled with intolerable grief was unable to accept her truth.
Then again...
what mother would want to accept anything as tragic as losing a child?
It is not the order, as we understand it to be.
Parents are to be buried by their children, no parent should bury a child.

My prayer is that God brings this mother and child together once again...into a peaceful place for all of eternity. Certainly, they have both known enough pain.

May Almighty God Bless us all!


6 comments:

Wonderful World of Weiners said...

My heart cries for that mom. I can't imagine her pain...

Hallie

AirmanMom said...

Hallie... I pray it is a pain few mothers will know...
Thank you for stopping by.

Trish | eMailOurMilitary said...

As a mother of two little ones I can't even fathom her loss. Just reading this made my eyes fill with tears. She and her family will be in my prayers.

AirmanMom said...

trish..hold on tight to your little ones, while they are little.
We must pray for each other constantly.

Michelle said...

I do not know how I would handle this type of situation. I pray that I never have to. My cousin lost her only son in a river drowning when he was 17. It took 3 months for them to find and recover the body because it had lodged in some tree roots in the swollen river. My cousin has never been the same. He was an only child of an only child. My heart breaks for her family who is left to deal with the "what ifs".

AirmanMom said...

michelle... I am with you, Sister! It must be the most unimaginable of all nightmares, to bury your sweet baby!
Your cousin will be on my prayer list... so many people walk this earth with unbelievable crosses to bear.