It's been 5 years since the Dulin's lost their one and only daughter and sister. 5 years since her family lost their precious, vivacious granddaughter, cousin, aunt and niece. 5 years since Spring Valley lost one of their stellar, loving teachers and 5 years since many lost their dear, if not best, friend. The most heartbreaking loss is that 5 years ago tonight, Kensi and Grace had their mother ripped from their lives, hearts and memories. Well, very soon they will be in the safe and loving environment they need in order to heal and love and remember their amazing Mother.
I'm cut and pasting something from last year's post on this anniversary of Kari's death. I think this is forefront in everyone's minds today:
This is my prayer for the girls:
That you will be free to remember and love your Mother.
That you will be free to love your Mom’s family, especially your grandparents.....and know that it is only by loving that you can heal.
When the time and circumstances are right, you will learn the truth about how your Mom died.....you will be able to accept the truth.....and heal.
That you will be able to love your dad after recognizing and accepting the truth.....again, it is only through love that we can heal.
That you will grow into healthy and whole young women.....fully of joy and life, just like your mother.
That you will know now and always just how special you are and how incredibly loved you are.