Thursday, February 12, 2009

3 years ago...

As Valentines Day is just around the corner my heart is sad. Three years ago Valentines Day Tammy (my mother-in-law) was taken home to live with the Lord. Over the last few days that whole day has been playing through my mind over and over again. That was the worst thing I have ever been through...and I CANT EVEN IMAGINE what was going through Adam's mind. I will never forget when my momma and daddy pulled up at Northeast to tell me... they just said Tammy had been killed in a car wreck. I immediately went through ever Tammy I knew in my mind... I just knew it couldn't be Adam's mom. As momma drove me back to Ider I was begging her to go faster, I had to get to Adam. When we finally made it to the school I saw Adam walking down the hall. He had the most pitiful look on his face. He handed me a rose for Valentines Day that he had bought earlier in the day, hugged me, and then we cried.. cried.. cried.. and cried!!!

Since that day we have not celebrated Valentines Day. Adam refuses to celebrate the day his momma was killed. I understand where he is coming from, however I know his mom wouldn't want us to never celebrate. She had bought all the boys Valentine presents that she was going to give them that day. I have tried mentioning to him that we should spend Valentines Day with the boys and Granny & Paw Paw in memory of his mom. Valentines Day is a day of LOVE and Tammy loved her boys more than anything in the world!! I don't think he is up for it this year still, but please pray with me that one day he will be able to celebrate again. Not for a lovey dovey day for me, but in honor of his mom!! I am planning on making a special post tomorrow night or Saturday in honor of Tammy.

Pray for Adam this weekend, that he will be strong and remember the good times he had with his mom. Pray for Jake, Ben, Granny, Paw Paw and the rest of the family!! Pray for me, that I can be strong for Adam and that I will be a good listener if he needs a shoulder to cry on!


  1. I remember Tammy well from school. She was a beautiful and special woman. I still remember her getting pregnant with Ben and being in disbelief... :)

    I can't imagine what Adam has to continually deal with when he thinks of his mom, but I know she was amazing.I know that she is at peace knowing that you are always there for him.

    You all will be in my prayers.

  2. Girl, you know we are praying. If y'all are up for a trip to the Home Show and out to eat that afternoon/night with me Luke Kim Maury and all the kids let us know! :))) And yes, you can bring your kids too if you want...:)

  3. I was thinking about her today and the events of that day. I know how much she loved her boys and I will be praying for all of you guys!

  4. Cina, I was having those exact thoughts on my way to work this morning. That day is burned in my mind forever. I can just hear Tammy saying in that cute high pitched voice, " Adam Watkins you need to celebrate Valentines Day with your wife." Can't you hear her? I love you and Adam very much. Take the Preacher's Wife up on that invitation. Sounds like fun!