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Just some random, irrelevant, humorous, and hopefully inspiring musings on life, love, faith, widowhood, remarriage, adoption, blended families, caring for a handicapped child, mothering seven children, chickens, cooking, grief, over-coming grief, and everything else in between. Just Keep Livin!!
Jessica Ronne

Jessica Ronne

In 2004 I heard the news that no mother wants to hear; your child will surely die.  My unborn baby was diagnosed with severe hydrocephalus and I was told repeatedly that there was no hope.  That baby miraculously lived and thrives today, walking, talking and surpassing every prediction ever made about his life.  A few short years later in 2007 and another child added to my brood, my husband was diagnosed with brain cancer.  We fought that battle for three years and then in the summer of 2010 he received his healing in heaven.  I was left a widow with four young children and then a miracle happened.  My God blessed me beyond measure with a man in Oklahoma who had lost his wife to the same incurable disease four days after my late husband had died. He was struggling with raising three young children without a mother and was committed to praying for a wife and mother to enter their lives.  We were connected by a complete stranger who followed both of our online ramblings.  Completely smitten with one another, we met 6 weeks after the first correspondence, become engaged two months after contact, and married within the year.  This is our story of faith, hope and love.  Never give up hope!! Just keep livin!!
A baby gone too soon.
A beloved family member diagnosed with cancer.
A dear woman battles emotional and physical abuse at the hands of her husband.
Children beg for food in third world countries.
Ten year old girls lose their innocence and their humanity as they are sold as sex slaves.  

It hurts like hell.
It stings
It all falls so painfully short of what we feel this life should be
It aches like betrayal on a massive scale
A world wide scale
And we, humanity, are the victims left in the wake.
A big joke played on all of us
by a bunch of pranksters residing in the Heavenlies.  

And we numb the pain with drugs
With wine
With anger
And sleep
Or hurtful silences
Or busyness
Or denial
We numb our cells to the best of our ability
To avoid feeling
To avoid the reality
To avoid the ache
But when the numbing wears off
It still hurts
And we rage against our Creator
Our cells scream
We groan from the never lands
We weep for the lost tomorrows
And forgotten yesterdays
And the vacant presents
And there are still no answers
The Creator is silent.
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  • Melanie King
    Melanie King says #
    We lost our son Preston at 38 weeks in March. I have been looking forward to this book too!
  • Jessica Ronne
    Jessica Ronne says #
    I am so incredible sorry for your loss.

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