I would like to report that I am still standing firm and in faith, I believe I am however, in reality it feels like, even though I’m standing, still terribly sad. I’m not sure if or how to continue with posts feeling this way although, I’ve always tried to be authentic here since I began Joy Studio and I wouldn’t know how to do anything else. I suppose I could just be silent and sometimes… I probably will. So, sadness will just have to be part of my expression, as I expect it will accompany me for some time.
Nearly a month, just shy since my mom was killed but the desire to keep going, to press on (I press on toward the goal… Phil.3:14) has been instilled in me (by dad & mom) and I have learned, we must do this as quickly as possible, even when we don’t want to.
This week, I plan to put the comfort of creating to the test, once again. I have a full understanding that there is no escaping deep sadness in this life but it’s good to allow the healing to begin. My mom would agree. Creating can help. I’ll let you know what results. Thank you for all of your kind thoughts and caring comments.
Thy rod and Thy staff, they comfort me. Psalms 23:4
She must have been a wonderful mother for you to be in such mourning over her. I am sorry for your sadness and your loss of such a friend. I hope you can find comfort soon.
I admire your honesty, faith, and courage. May God bless you and your family during this difficult time.
Dear Ms. Frisch,
This morning I found your website. My husband and I found out last night that our son and his wife are expecting their first baby (our first grandchild), and I was surfing the internet trying to locate your wonderful Hungry Animals fabrics to help us get ready for his/her arrival.
Now I read that you have recently lost your mother. I am so sorry. With your art you have brought such joy and beauty to so many people, me included. I wish I could give you some real comfort; words are never enough. I hope you have more loving family around you to help you through this sad time. You are in my prayers.
My heart hurts for you! It’s ALWAYS hard to lose someone we love; but it is especially hard to wrap our minds around it, when it is a senseless.
I agree with Brenda, your honesty in how you feel is admirable.
It is better to be express and be truly honest with our feelings!
We will continue to pray for you Janet; that God will uphold you and surround you with His love and comfort!
Allow yourself to feel your sadness, it is when we bury or push it aside too quickly that it lingers and haunts you. My prayers are that you will be comforted, that your mothers spirit will visit you, letting you know she is ok now and that you will allow yourself to use your creative talents to further your healing process. Sincerely, Matty
How was your mother killed? No matter how our parent’s or loved ones die it is hard, but being killed by someone is even worse. The questions you wonder is How and Why? You shouldn’t feel guilty because it happened. You are probably trying to sort a lot of things out in your head. Please do talk about it and your feelings about what happened, that is the first thing toward healing. It isn’t easy to talk about things happening like that to your mother. I hope whoever killed your mother get punished to the full extent of the law. Forgive the person who did this to her, it doesn’t mean let the person get away with what they did though. This is a hurdle to go through but by forgiving the person who did this to her it won’t eat you up about this. Jesus always forgives people and we should too. I will be praying for you and your family for the best that can happen and for comfort and peace in you soul. Love and BIG BIG HUGS
I am so sorry for your loss and sadness,
hope and pray for you, Mira…
You are on my heart and in my prayers…seriously. I know the hurt of losing your mother and best friend, but not in the way you lost yours.
I know this is a time of questions for you. The blog will wait. We will wait. Use it (blog) as you need. Let it be quiet when you need it to be. Tend to what you need to tend to.
Take good care of yourself.
Thanks Joy, you’re right, a time of question. So far, the only creating this week has been in making memories with my sweet grandkids. I think this is the summer for that tree house I’ve been day-dreaming of to share with them. 🙂
No matter how we lose our parents, the result is, for most of us, great sadness. To lose a parent in this way is incredibly tragic. Let yourself mourn. You’ll know when it’s time to take the next step. Don’t be surprised if you are really angry at times…it’s part of the process. And don’t be surprised when you think you are doing well that everything hits you again. I’ve lost both parents to illness. Twelve years later I still mourn the loss of my Dad – we were really good friends. Fortunately, I now find I can remember the good times more. Don’t worry about this blog – we’ll all be here down the road, when you are ready. Let your heart and your soul heal. I’ll keep you, your Mom and your family in my prayers.
Dearest Janet, Loss of family members is the worst saddness one can feel. There are no words that can convey the deepest sympathy in the case of family members taken quickly from us. The process in healing is only going to take you to a certian point now because your life has changed forever. Life is about change. You have reasons to stay strong and those reasons are the ones still around you, husband, children, grand-children, church family, and us, your fans. I think we feel your grief, and you are allowed that process, however it helps you to just “be”. God Blessed you with a wonderful heart and talent, I know this because I see it in all your creations, your artistic endeavors. Your creating art will allow you to step into another world for awhile and get lost in your artwork. Yes, you are right. It will help, and if you can’t do it right away, just KNOW, it will return to you, why because it’s only resting within for now. I love that you share your blessings with us. I love that the church is constructed and beautiful. God Bless you always my dear cyber-friend. Take care and baby steps to healing your heart are definately yours to take.