The Boat

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the boat

Submitted: January 27, 2014

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Submitted: January 27, 2014



As the anniversary of Matthew's death came closer and closer, Jerry and I decided to run away to Bermuda to escape the painful memories.But the memories live inside of us, so we carried them with us like a heavy backpack.We walked on beautiful beaches and thought about our life and what it had become.Sometimes we cried.


We also thought about the wonderful things in our life…. Our friends and family… Jessica, Eric and Ayden. We marveled at the love we could feel for new life as we remembered our sweet grandson.


One day while in Bermuda, we searched for sea glass, also known as "Mermaid's tears".



Usually, if you are very, very lucky, you will find one or two pieces scattered on the beach like seashells.But through an amazing amount of coincidences (although I know there really aren't any coincidences in life!), we found a remarkable little beach with sea glass piled four inches deep!



Because there was so much, each individual piece seemed to lose significance to me – what was once rare and precious was now common.I was overwhelmed as I tried to figure out the significance that this place held for me – I could hear a message telling me to search here for some kind of meaning, but I couldn'tunderstand clearly.I prayed to God and to Matthew, "Please show me a sign, why am I here?"Then I turned around and saw the boat for the first time…..










Now, you can be a skeptic if you want, but there is no earthly explanation for stuff like this.All I can say is, Thanks Matt, it's great to be your mom.And I'll try my best not to cry.

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