A Mother's Rant: June 2009

Monday, June 15, 2009


Here is one of those weird little coincidences that I find fascinating.
I was named after an actress named Debra Paget.
My granddaughter is named Lilia.
Debra Paget played the role of Lilia in The Ten Commandments.
Who knew?
Maybe it's not as amazing as I thought it was.
Love you all.

Monday, June 08, 2009


I am so sad. I am not sure what to do about it. I guess a healthy thing would be to just feel it.
I can not imagine what it would be like to loose a child. I hope to never have to know that. It just feels so unnecessary and wrong. Yes, we can say "It was his time to go" etc. But it just doesn't feel right some how.
I have been saying all the right things to the young women and young men in our ward. But I can't get over the feeling that it didn't have to be.
When I asked my mother in law what I can say to someone who has lost a child, she just shook her head. Nothing. There is nothing to say to comfort them. She did say that it gets easier with time. But right now it just hurts.
Love to you all.