Marie Osmond Shares Touching Quote That Helped Her Get through Son Michael's Death Almost Ten Years Ago
It's been nearly a decade since the American singer and actress Marie Osmond experienced the loss of someone dear to her heart, her son, Micheal Osmond.
Ten years may seem like a long time, but no time is long enough to forget the loss of a person, especially a person dear to one's heart.
The singer has since moved on, but each year, as February draws near, she is reminded of the death of her son, which happened in February 2010.
That year was the most difficult for Marie, but she had help getting through her pain. On Sunday, she took to Instagram to share the quote, which intrigued and helped her, back in 2010.
In a very lengthy caption, Marie explained what exactly the quote meant to her and how it made her realize that she was responsible for her recovery. The quote stated:
"Your wound is probably not your fault, but your healing is your responsibility."
She concluded her long caption with words of encouragement for those in the same or similar shoes with her. Marie said how they respond to their situation is their choice, and like her, they should find solace in God.
Her fans and followers took to the comment section to equally drop mostly lengthy comments thanking her for sharing and being the inspiration they needed.
Marie has been married to two men in her entire life and shares children with both of them.
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This quote intrigued me because I know a lot of people, including myself, that have been wounded, but also have come to realize that recovery is our responsibility. Someone told me that our hardest times produce our greatest power and our greatest strength comes from our weakest moments. My life has taught me that our wounds can empower us if we look to the Atonement of Jesus Christ. In a few days, it will be ten years since my angel son Michael passed away which left me with indescribable pain. I needed the comfort only the Lord could provide and until this trial, I didn’t realize the true power of the Atonement. That is when it took on an even greater meaning to me and became an integral part of my healing. As my mother would say… ”We spend the last half of our lives fixing what the first half did to us!" 😉 When we are experiencing our most difficult times, when we feel we have nothing left inside, is when we can depend on the Savior the most. “I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me.” ~Philippians 4:13 It was through the Atonement I was able to see I could either give power to what was paralyzing me in my grief, or I could allow that pain to build me into the person God knew I could be. Through the power of the Atonement He showed me I would be able to survive and in the process find out so much more. I know we have all been hurt by something in this world because hard times finds us all. Maybe a betrayal, illness, loss of a job, financial burdens, or being hurt by a very close friend. Maybe we’ve experienced a difficult divorce, an accident, or the estrangement of a child... these are trials the Lord allows us to experience because he cannot take the agency or choices away from others. But how we respond is OUR choice! Trying to see something good in our most challenging times might be the hardest thing we do, but remember God never said we were supposed to do it alone. He wants to take our pain away... let Him! It is my hope that you look to the Savior to find relief for your wounds and peace to your heart. He IS the answer! #HappySunday
The death of her son has also helped the actress understand the importance of being there for those going through the pain of loss. This February has been especially difficult for her.
On February 9, she took to Instagram to share how her week had been filled with the tragic news of deaths, but because of her experience, she knew the simple act of support could bring healing, She said:
"It feels inadequate to simply "be there," but that act of simple support is so breathtakingly beautiful, healing, and important."
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I read the caption of an essay that said “Come as you are, bring what you have…” I had no idea how valuable that bit of wisdom would be for me as this last week progressed. Earlier this week, I received some devastating news that two of my dear friends have cancer. 😞 As I was praying for them and their families, I started to ponder all those who I love that are in the midst of trials and devastating loss. February is a challenging month for me as it brings forward the memories of my son Michael’s death. And although this is very difficult, his passing has given me a greater gratitude for our Savior’s atonement. On Friday my wonderful friend, John Lauck, who was the president and CEO of Childrens Miracle Network Hospitals passed away from the complications of a biking accident. It was so incredibly tragic and unexpected and has thrown so many of us that loved and admired him into enormous grief. Also this week, my friend and attorney Paul Sorrell lost his sweet daughter Brynne Catherine Sorrell to a cancer called Ewings Sarcoma. She was only 26 and a graduate of University of Utah where she was president of Chi Omega. I know the pain of losing a child, but I also remember the people who were there for me, who came as they were and brought what they had from their life experiences, and it all came with love. It feels inadequate to simply “be there,” but that act of simple support is so breathtakingly beautiful, healing and important. “Come as you are, bring what you have.” ♥️ This week has been filled with the sadness of life. Death is the most difficult thing we face, it’s part of the plan but so hard. There is one thing I know for sure, the Lord is aware of how difficult death is for us. As we “come as we are, bring what we have” we can be His hands in the most difficult of times for those around us. Not only will we bless them but we will be blessed in our own trials by serving others. God bless you all and especially those who are mourning at this time. I love you…Marie💋 Go to read the rest of my #SundayMessage on my Facebook page or marieosmond.com/sundaymessage
The "The Talk" co-host, who grew up in a big family, wanted nothing short of raising a large family of her own. Marie has been married to two men in her entire life and shares children with both of them.
She shares her first son, Stephen, with her first husband, Steve Craig, whom she divorced in 1985. Osmond subsequently married Brian Blosil, with whom she has two biological children and five adopted children.
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Flew back to #Vegas for the show tonight @flamingovegas and look what was here to greet me... beautiful flowers from the four beautiful ladies I get to co-host with on #TheTalk! 💐 Thank you @sharonosbourne @sherylunderwood @carrieanninaba @therealeve for such a wonderful first week!!! ♥️👈😘
Micheal was one of her adopted children. In 2007, Marie divorced Brian and remarried Steve. Today, they seem to be genuinely in love and enjoying time with their seven children.
At 60, Marie is doing all she can to live her best life by changing her hairstyles and wearing wigs now and then. She said it's her secret to feeling younger and sexier.