For Heather

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EDITED TO ADD: Chris of Notes From the Trenches is hosting a give-away for anyone who has donated to Heather. Just hop over to her site and leave a comment that you did. The outpouring of love for Heather and her family has been awesome. Thanks to everyone!

The blogosphere is a community. On my favorites, there are many people I come into contact with throughout the community. Many are writing friends-- people who understand the struggles of trying to get published. Some are authors who are already published-- mentors I can look to for inspiration. There are bloggers who support each other as we struggle to eat healthier and lose weight. I've made friends in the blogosphere who I can rejoice with when their children win honors or when they find out they are expecting a new little one. And, there are times in the blogosphere when we reach out to comfort someone who has lost a loved one or who has lost their way. It's been said that happiness shared is happiness doubled, and sorrow shared is sorrow halved. And... now we have the chance to reach out to a blogging friend in need.

I first met Heather during The Ultimate Blog Party and was taken by her wonderful spirit, her love for her family, and her love of life. You might have seen pictures of her daughter, Emma Grace on blogs around the blogosphere. Well, now Heather and her family are going through another crisis. Heather has been diagnosed with a brain tumor. BooMama is sponsoring a love offering for Heather and her family. Read about it here.

Have a blessed Wednesday and remember to tell your family you love them.

Welcome to Three Word Wednesday.

Each week, I will post three (or more) random words. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to write something using all of those words. It can be a few lines, a story, a poem, anything. This is a writing exercise. It doesn't have to be perfect. The idea is to let your mind wander and write what it will. I'll also attempt to write something using the same three words.

Leave a comment if you participate.

This week's words are:

Fiona stood at the wire fence watching her goddaughter pitch. The ball shot straight and true right over home plate. The batter stood still, a baffled look on her face as the last strike of the game was called by the umpire. The crowd cheered as the Sellarsville Spartans won the championship. Fiona smiled as Lacey's teammates crowded around her, exchanging hugs.

Turning her back on the celebration, Fiona walked to the exit gate and to her car. Her heart wasn't in joining, though. Her spirits were as low as they'd been in a long time. She couldn't get Gary out of her thoughts. She knew things were over between them, so why was he still in her mind? Why couldn’t she just move on, put what they had had behind her and get on with her life?

You just met him at a very vulnerable time, she tried convincing herself as she put her car in drive and left the parking lot. Your parents had just died. You'd just broken your engagement with a man you thought you had loved. Miss Matilda had been killed. You were just waiting for someone like Gary to come in.

No matter how much she tried to believe that, it didn't work. What she and Gary had was different. Special. She had never connected with another man the way she had with Gary. No matter what Claudia said was going on, no matter what things looked like, she was going to fight for what she and Gary had. Unless and until he told her for himself that he didn't love her any more.


Anonymous said…
oh, oh how sad! They are going to fight for their love right?!?!
Anonymous said…
yes, I know I just commented...but I justs got this email with a quote in it ..."If it were not for hope, the heart would break."
pia said…
Your parents had just died. You'd just broken your engagement with a man you thought you had loved. Miss Matilda had been killed. You were just waiting for someone like Gary to come in.

Love that

I'm sorry about your friend and will check the blog
Carlos said…
Very nice passage. I'm really coming to enjoy 3WW. Thanks for visiting my blog.
Bone said…
Yes, I want to know what happens with Gary now :)

Thanks for participating again.

I'm so sorry about your friend.
Jill said…
Did you see how much money was raised for Heather yesterday? It's amazing!

Love your story this week... heartbreaking.