This is us! The Herings! JLRRM

We were a “perfect” family of five before the accident that took our Rhett Jett away and changed us all forever.  Now, we are a perfectly broken family of four that laughs, smiles, cherishes old memories, makes new memories, and struggles daily to make sense of our loss and at the same time not lose our senses!

We love God and we love each other.

Jimmy and I have been married since January of 1993. We are best friends and lovers and everything in between. Our marriage isn’t perfect, but it is a priority and that makes all the difference. 😍

Ryan was born in 1999. He is a brilliant young man who loves God, basketball, friends and family.  He will be graduating from McGregor in May of 2017 and will be moving to College Station in the fall to attend  ATM. We will miss him, but we are so thankful he gets to go chase his dreams.

I think I’m supposed to “Whoop” here! 😬

Mara was born in 2003. She is our sweetheart girl, and she does it all: student council, basketball, volleyball, softball, track, cheerleading, honors academics, etc. The most important thing she does is love God and live well. She is finishing up junior high this spring and will be starting high school in the fall.

I think I’m supposed to cringe here! 😳

Rhett was born in 2000. He was full of life, laughter, love and joy. He was the full meal deal…all that and a bag of chips. He was an includer, an encourager, and an adventurer. He loved people so well, and he was fluent in so many love languages! He lived wide open every single moment of the 5655 days he was given. Due to a tragic Polaris accident, Rhett graduated from this earth to his Heavenly Home on December 28, 2015. It was our worst day ever, but…

I think I’m supposed to “trust” here! 😢

Meet me in the confessional:

1. I confess that I normally have every intention of doing what is right and good, and yet, I don’t always do what I am supposed to do.

2. I dye my hair. I figure that you probably guessed that from the pic collage above, but I felt the need to go ahead and get that out there in the spirit of keeping things real!

5 thoughts on “JLRRM

  1. Oh Lorna i am loving this blog already and look forward to reading them very much and i think this will be very cathartic and healing for you doll. Praying for your continued healing, love Toni..

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  2. Lorna, I am so excited for you and look forward to reading this! I have already laughed out loud and cried a little reading this. I too have a confession. I also dye my hair and love the taste of cold beer! Praying for you and your sweet family.

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  3. Can’t imagine your grief. You have a great attitude…and I honor your honesty. You are helping others by your story. I suppose if Jesus did not suffer and die on the cross…then the Father, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit would not really know first-hand how to comfort us. Thinking of Mary and Martha at the tomb of their brother Lazarus…and it says Jesus wept. God bless you and lift you up on the tough days.


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