Thursday, December 17, 2009

Loss of a loved one!

Yesterday, I received news from friends that 2 people they knew closely... in their lives committed suicide. They were not related cases but still upsetting to say the least. I think, that must be one of the hardest things to happen to someone you know. The shock alone would be hard enough but I think it is natural to wonder if you could have done something, somehow to have stopped them? Although that is natural, it would be easier to have it weigh heavy on your heart if not careful. I guess the best thing we could do is to make sure to truly pay attention to those we love, to what their trials are, their fears, their concerns. Just being more aware of that, I believe could make a huge difference. I also think it is vital for us not to judge these people who have taken their life. The truth is... we can never really know everything about someone. Some times people don't share how bad or fearful they really feel. Some times people who are sad or upset put on a mask, covering up their real feelings. You can't always know that. Also remember that everyone handles problems differently. You can't just look at them and think ...oh I have been there and it wasn't that big a deal. Especially don't judge if you haven't been there before!

Just remember for yourself to not let yourself get so down, discouraged, depressed and desperate without telling someone, sharing your true feelings with someone you love and trust. Life is worth living! Life is all about the trials and experiences we are going through, but no one should have to go through them alone.

Pray each day to know who's life, you need to touch. I promise you that God will send you to these people or put them into your life. Just keep your eyes and heart open for those sweet whisperings of the spirit to guide you. And don't forget to pray each day for those who are struggling, fearful and down, they need our faith and prayers.

Good night dear friends and remember you are loved and appreciated!

A Poem  written by Jocelyn Soriano.

Where would you go
that I cannot follow?
for how long must I wait
until we meet again?
what would I do
in times that I miss you?
where would I go
in times when I long to see you again?
how must I spend
the nights without you?
how do I bear
each morning that you’re not there?
shall I ever smile again?
will I ever laugh again?
will I ever face the world again
knowing that I'm not alone?
why must you leave me?
why must I cry these tears
when you’re not here
to wipe them all away?
why must I suffer
the empty days without my beloved?
why must I dream
without you by my side?
the days shall never be the same again
I will never be the same again
without you
the life of my soul,
the joy of my heart,
the light in my eyes,
the hope of my dreams,
the comfort of my lonely nights,
without you my beloved,
I grieve and cry,
I grope and stumble in the dark,
I weep with all my soul
I desire with all my heart
I let go of all of me that you took away with you
I keep all of you that is in me,
and will always remain in me
wherever I may go
I wait and pray and hope
I will look forward to each brand new day
thankful for all that I've had and will always have
thankful for the sun that shines again
believing and hanging on
believing that life will go on
it can’t help but go on
it shall go on
and in so going
there really is no end
only mornings and evenings
and life that never ever ends.


"Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal."  ~From a headstone in Ireland

"To live in hearts we leave behind Is not to die."  ~ Thomas Campbell

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