Walking Through Pudding

by | Nov 17, 2012 | Saturday

We’ve hunkered down in healing, holding each other close.  On Friday, my daughter nearly fell through the thin place in the veil to heaven. Her car is a mangled mess and the M in her name stands for miracle now. It’s what they called her on the stretcher, in the ambulance, on my couch. I’ve seen the crooked smile of heaven and it’s perfect.

I’ll tell you more on Monday, when I can navigate past the fog and stop walking through pudding.

Until then, may you find yourself in a crowded room of smiles, embracing love and truth with the kiss of peace. And remember each moment like the mural hanging on your wall telling the tale of beauty in the way the paint bleeds.


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  1. smallpackages2

    I’m so Thankful! Mother to mother. xoxo

    Sent from my iPad

  2. Lori

    So glad she is (physically) ok, now time to heal….may you have a weekend full of peace!

  3. debra elramey (@elramey)

    Thank you for sharing your miracle with us, Shelly. Sending hugs to you and your daughter.
    ♥ ♥ ♥
    The angel of the LORD encamps around those who fear him, and he delivers them.
    ~Psalm 34:7

  4. lynndmorrissey

    OH Shelly!!!! Thank God Muriel was spared. My friends and I will pray for her recovery and the recovery of your and H’s unnerving. Oh, keep holding each other tightly. There is a mural on your wall, and it’s the portrait of Jesus, the Good Shepherd, scooping up His precious M-sheep and holding her even more closely and tightly than you are. Oh, Father, please shepherd Muriel through each and every step of her recovery from this accident, binding her wounds, calming her fears, drawing her and her parents to a place of utter peace, rest, and recovery. How we love and thank you for the gift of her life. Oh how we thank you!

  5. Annie Danielson

    Rejoicing with you and praying for continued recovery- for all of you 🙂 XO

  6. Penny

    So glad she’s OK. Praying for complete healing for all.

  7. Eileen

    Oh Shelly, glad your daughter is okay. Will pray for healing and recovery for all of you.

  8. Chelle

    Amen. May His Love surround you. May healing abound. May Grace flow in abundance. I’ve walked through my own pudding lately, and wish I could walk through more to spare you the journey. Praise God for miracles, and for faith. All will be well.
    Peace and good to you and yours in Jesus’ name.

  9. Linda Stoll

    I thank God for His protection around your sweet daughter. Rest well …

  10. marty

    I cannot even begin to imagine! But rejoicing with you over His gift of mercy!

  11. Danise Jurado

    Showers of God’s blessings over you and your daughter my sweet friend!

  12. Pam@Writing...Apples of Gold

    Shelly, so grateful to hear that God held your daughter close and brought her through. May you feel His arms holding you calm against his chest as you rest this weekend in Him and she recovers too I know how it can shake you. This happened to the daughter of a close friend when she was in college – a young woman I love as my own, and have known since babyhood. The car was a total mess but she miraculously came through with only a concussion. Bad enough, but carried through. You’ve been in my prayers this year along with many others as I pray the covering of His blood over us each day… I have been seeing evidence of this God’s protection in so lives lately, so many I’ve been praying this way for, and it reinforces my praying this way (something i used to do all the time, but I hadn’t done for awhile…) Getting in the habit of praying His protecting cover of the blood over myself and those I lift to Him every day…

  13. Dea Moore

    So thankful tonight for M and for miracles that still happen. So thankful it is puddin’ your wading through…and not something less appetizing. Much love to you, M and the H’s

  14. laura

    So, so grateful. Sending love.

  15. Mary Gemmill

    Thanking God for this miracle and praying complete and total healing for your daughter- and strengthening family bonds as you pull tightly together as such an even demands.
    May good come out of even this, eventually,,,[ Romans 8.28] May you know the everlasting arms of love wrapped around you tightly, holding you CLOSE.

  16. elizabethfstewart

    Oh, I’m so, so thankful that your daughter is safe. Blessings to you and yours.

  17. Tanya Marlow

    Oh boy… So, so thankful your daughter is safe. Praying xx

  18. Stefanie

    Oh, Shelly… I’m so sorry!! Thankful, though, HIS protective hand was upon her!!

  19. Sandra Heska King

    Praising in the pudding with you. Much love to you and the miracle girl.

    • Redemption's Beauty

      Okay, so the pudding came from a phone call from a friend who insisted on bringing us dinner and wanted to know Murielle’s favorite dessert to which I immediately said pudding. There are others but that one came to mind. She cooked homemade chocolate pudding for the first time and brought it over with dinner. It’s divine.

  20. caallyn

    Thank-you Jesus that your daughter is safe. Having been in a accident that destroyed my car, I know the overwhelming emotions involved. Praying for your family Shelly.

    • Redemption's Beauty

      It’s her second in just over a year of driving. The first wasn’t her fault but this one, it was scary. Thanks for your prayers Celeste.

  21. Jillie

    Oh Shelly, I give Thanks to God for protecting your dear daughter. Praying for you all. Rest and renew in His love this weekend.

    • Redemption's Beauty

      Me too, giving thanks for who she is and the way God protected her life. Thanks for praying Jillie. We are feeling His presence with us.

  22. Rona

    Stopping by for a visit from Jumping Tandem!
    Thank goodness she’s okay.
    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! Please add the ladies from my chronic illness group in your prayers today. May they experience the Heavenly Father’s love and comfort. In Jesus name. Amen!

  23. Maureen

    Great title – had to come see what you were writing about. I think I was expecting something humorous – in your beautiful way you expressed the trauma and gratefulness of your family’s days. Thanksgiving blessings to you, this week especially as you navigate these days of healing and comfort.

  24. Amy

    Shelly, if your brain is still pudding on Monday, no pressure to post. We will all be here, waiting, whenever you are able to come back. I had a “pudding” experience a year ago and it took a few more days that I wanted to come out of the fog. These things don’t come with easily readable time clocks 🙂 As one who totaled a car within two months of getting my driver’s license, I’m glad she’s alive (and really I totaled two … my parent’s and the parked car I hit).

  25. Sharon O

    So scary, my daughter was rear ended about 4 months ago by a lady who was trying to light her cigarette at 55 miles per hour. My grand daughters were all in the car too, three in the back seat and my daughter in the drivers seat. The car was shoved into a field into a barbed wire fence and it rattled around till it stopped. My daughter had back issues and is ok now except for a few ‘minor’ aches. It was a miracle the little girls were not hurt.
    YES to see your daughter on a stretcher, tied down so she couldn’t move her head or neck is terrifying. I couldn’t believe that half my family was in an accident. Praying for you and yours to be calm and heal.

  26. Judy

    Holding you all in prayer – with grateful thanks to God for His mercy.

  27. Tammie

    You all have been in my thoughts and prayers this weekend! Murielle is such a blessing to all who know her! God has his angels watching over her with every step she takes. I am so thankful for
    God’s protection, I’m sure every mother who read your story has taken a moment to thank the Lord for his protection of Murielle.

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