Saturday, June 8, 2013

Remembering My Son Dustin Lafe Davis 01/24/1988 - 06/08/2005

In my journey of life today is one that brings sorrow.  Eight years ago today my son was killed in a car accident.  Looking back I am not sure how I have made it this far without him in my life.....but I have.

God's strength and guidance, family and friends have walked by my side for every step that I have taken.  Without them I am a weak person.

It is also about what I speak when the occasion comes up for me to do so, "Changing Directions."  Life is not an easy peasy straight road with no curves or detours.  With each curve or detour we regroup and follow on learning on the way how to take this path.  Learning as I go that God is leading the way and that deep inside I have to pull the strength that I didn't even know I had out to allow me to survive.  It is there waiting for me and all of you that are going through a "change of directions."  

So if you are in a position that you feel there is no way out, there is just follow the path before and change with the flow to survive.  Ask for help if you can't do it alone.  Reach deep inside to pull up the you that isn't always used.  You can do it.

Soon I will have a series on "Changing Directions" which will allow you to take each step with confidence.

A tribute to my son on Facebook is here and a website for Dustin is here

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  1. Oh Nancy,
    What a wonderful touching post and WHAT A HANDSOME MAN...I'm so sorry for your loss and also so happy that you are finding a way to guide you in accepting. You sound like a very strong lady...none of us know how we will act, continue on with our lives or even retreat unless we are in those shoes...I pray none of us have to feel or endure what you have and I pray you never have to again.
    Trusting in God is the way and always has been.
    Blessings dear friend.

  2. I'm so sorry for your loss Nancy! You're a strong and beautiful mother and your courage to speak out inspires me. Just know that there are people who care out here.

  3. Nancy, I am sorry for your loss. I know today is such a hard day. I am praying for you blessings. I am inspired by your story of love in the face of such tragedy.

  4. Oh my gosh Nancy, your son was born in the same year as my oldest daughter. I can't imagine your pain and refuse to even try - I am just grateful each day that my girls are all healthy and safe.

    Thanks for sharing such an intimate part of your life. Your post is a reminder to everyone to be grateful each day and you are proof that we are able to endure extreme hardship and survive. You are an inspiration.