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"The Year of the Faithless" 


Date Range: 1998 To 1999   Comments: 3   Views: 7,470
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In 1998 my
best friend died in a car accident. This tragedy was such a shock to me that I left my church for a year.  Losing my sister was very hard. You don’t know who to blame (the other driver but it was an accident). I stopped going to church and hated God (or thought I did).

That was my first major loss in life, other than my featured story where someone in our town I knew died. It hit me hard because it was so unexpected.  

Then my mother was diagnosed with cancer over Christmas of 1999. That was another turning point. This was the year I returned to the church. I realized that I could not handle these burdens on my own. I was angry and lost and confused. I realized that I hadn't really left; I'd just taken a hiatus.

Now, don't go thinking that just because I attend Church regularly I don't question things and live my life with questions - I most certainly do. But my faith keeps me grounded and knowing there is more after death gives life a comforting meaning.

I have since learned to treasure people I care about so much more. My friends and family value each other a lot more, and we live a lot more in the moment now and are grateful for each day.

Today I try and live a peaceful life. I am happiest around my grandchildren. They get on my nerves but I enjoy being around them.

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Aug 2007
Antje Wilsch said:
posted on Jul 16, 2009
at least you are honest

that's why I don't have my own children... haha. I can just enjoy other people's then give them back ;0)

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Jul 2009
Jenny Highland said:
posted on Jul 18, 2009
oh I didn't it mean it that way if they read this

They are little angels. They are just FULL of energy and me- not so much these days.

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Apr 2008
Chuck Stallong said:
posted on Jul 20, 2009
bad year

seems many people have a year in which death is the prevalant event..... I've not had that yet. I wonder how that year changes a person.