Saturday, November 3, 2007

Heather's Tree

This has been an emotional week for me and my family. I've been asked often "did you hear the good news about Robbie" and my response has been, none of this do I consider "good". All I can say is it brings me a little relief that some justice is being done on my beautiful daughter's behalf. Our family lives in torment day after day, thinking of the possibility that Heather lay there fighting for her life and no one would help her. While Robbie was protecting George, who was there to protect my daughter? As a mother, the pain and guilt lays heavy on my mind and will be with me the rest of my life. I have always been her protector and I couldn't do anything to save her. The daily talks we had regarding her life were ultimately her decision, but I ask myself, "could I have done more"? Heather had convinced me and her family that what George did to her in June was a "one and only" incident. She believed he would never intentionally hurt her, but now we know different. He just finished what he started.

The cemetary called today. Heather's memorial marker is in. They put a rush on it for me so it would be in by Thanksgiving, when I'll be back in town. It has the Tree of Life on it, Heather's favorite symbol. How do I go through this life now without her? Her love for family and her faith in God and His plan was strong. I'll end with a small excerpt from a personal letter she wrote to God a few months ago after the June attact. I consider it her legacy and it is a source of comfort to us:
..."Lord, lift me up where I belong...with you. Please keep my loved ones safe and prepare us for what paths lie ahead. Keep teaching me to use my talents for you, give me the words and insight to open people's eyes and hearts to you. Bless my family and anoint their heads with the oil of joy. Bless my friendships. Take me where you want me, make me, mold me, use me and conform me to your will. Lord thank you for revealing your truth to me. Your daughter, Heather."

Kingfish note: LHF, the author of this post, is the mother of Ms. Heather Spencer. Our hearts and prayers go out to her and her family. Feel free to comment. If you wish to email her, send me an email at kingfish1935@gmail.com and the request will be forwarded on to her.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm very proud of her mother for being so strong and being there for her daughter when she needed her! Heather will always be in our prayers! have a God blessed day and love every second of it.

Kingfish said...

Amen.

Tom Head said...

Amen.

Anonymous said...

To Heather's Mom: Please know that many people are thinking of you and praying for you and your family. Please keep us updated on how YOU are doing and thank you for posting this.

Heather will live on in the many lives she has touched.

I Donated said...

What a beautiful letter. I wonder if any of us reading this has ever actually communicated so intimately with God. To know that she was so faithful must bring you great peace. I know it does me. The Tree of Life is beautiful too....reaching out of the earth toward heaven giving limbs to those of us below to climb to a higher place. What a blessing she is, even after life on earth. Thank you for sharing and God Bless you and your family.

Xan Spencer said...

Mom,

Thank you for writing such a great meaningful letter! I love you so much and miss you daily. I can't wait till the day we are all in Heaven rejoicing together!!!

YOU MEAN THE WORLD TO ME!

You are the perfect Mother, and I can't wait to see you Thanksgiving!

God Bless,

Xan (Your Baby Boy, ALWAYS)

Anonymous said...

God Bless Heather's family and may all who had any part of her death be punished greatly on earth and in hell.

Anonymous said...

Heather has always had this beautiful light around her. Since the the day i met her when she moved down the street from my family,when were like 14 or so. She wore her smile proudly,and i cried a many a tears on her!
I pray that her family will find peace soon. Those who never knew her,know this..her light is still shining & it will never burn out.
I LOVE YOU GIRL & MISS YOU TONS
~KRISTY MITCHELL~

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful girl to have such a short life. May those responsible suffer the wrath due to them.

May her family find some peace in the fact Heather is touching so many lives positively.

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