I was looking thru pictures of Ashleigh and thinking about some stuff for her website. I came across this photo of her in the mirror. I was thinking, "that goofy girl. You were always taking the funniest pictures of yourself in that mirror." Of coarse, I wish that I still had that mirror....for those of you who were not on her page back then, on Christmas Day the mirror fell off the wall and broke. I took it as a sign from her. Anyways, what got to me tonight is while I was looking at this on the computer it shows the date taken. It wont show up here but it shows it was taken, Friday, July 13, 2007 at 5:34pm. That was 5 years exactly earilier to the day, date and time Joshua shot her and Ashleigh's Dad and I arrived at the hospital. She died that night. Friday the 13th even......every minute of that night is still in slow motion in my head. This is every mother's nightmare come true.
Today, have been 400 days since Ashleigh Lindsey and Patience Lynn were murdered and Chad Page. In that time another 400 men (1 a day) have died and another 1200 women (3 a day) due to Domestic Violence in the USA. This is not how life should end! Beaten, Terrorized, and Killed by the very people who claimed to LOVE you.
Please, if you are in a violent relationship I pray that you realize you are worth so much more. Go to a friend, your family, a Shelter and be safe. Dont make your family endure the nightmare that we deal with daily. If your family and friend is being abused do what you can to help. Call your local hotline, and/or call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1−800−799−SAFE (7233) or TTY 1−800−787−3224.
DO IT NOW!
I picked up my custom done shoes today and they are just so Amazing! Almost to pretty to wear but I'm going to for special Domestic Violence Events. Ashleigh would love them so much she would have tried to taken them from me. She had wider feet than mine and Raechel as well. She would stretch out our shoes and we would end up just giving them to her. We always wondered if she did that on purpose.....lol
This is a chronicle of the grieving process at the murder of my daughter, Ashleigh Marie Lindsey and her unborn Baby Patience Lynn. They call the parentless child an orphan & the married person who loses their mate a widow/widower but what do they call a parent who loses a child? There is no word given for the parent who have seen this kind of untimely death.