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It was the best of weeks, it was the worst of weeks…

Posted by mandyhuckins on February 7, 2010

I spent the past week in Virginia Beach with some of my dearest and closest girlfriends.  We have been friends for almost 13 years.  And while we have tried to get together for reunions at least annually, the military has done a pretty good job of keeping us geographically apart.  This week, we put distance aside and all six of us met in Virginia Beach.  Unfortunately, a heart-wrenching tragedy was the catalyst that instigated this trip.  One of our number lost her beautiful baby boy, John Matthew Ennis, on November 29, 2009.  The rest of us felt this loss very keenly and wanted to at least try to comfort each other with our presence. 

This week, we cried every day.  But, we also laughed every day.  We stayed up late talking.  We went shopping.  We slept as late as we wanted to.  We renewed our friendships and loved each other. 

The loss isn’t any easier to bear, but I think this week ministered to all of us.  I hope that we were able to provide some comfort to Lori.  I know the sorrow we feel is just a mere drop in the bucket in comparison to the depths of her oceanic grief. 

The post she wrote about the week is more beautiful than anything I could ever write and I encourage you to read it here:

Matthew, your Pensacola aunties love you and miss you.  We look forward to meeting you someday in heaven and until then, we will do the best we can to look after your mom.


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