Yesterday I had the opportunity to see my friend, whose husband passed away last month. She was holding up well she said, but she also feels like she is definitely still in shock. She knows the grieve will come. I finally was able to tell her why I hadn't called or even sent a card. I tried to express to her how it hurts to see someone you know, die of the very same disease that you, yourself have battled. It doesn't really matter if you were close to them, it still hurts and hurts bad. She was kind to try and understand, and then went on to tell me about the few last days they had together. They were much shorter than the Doctors predicted. I tried to not cry as she spoke, I could tell once again, my heart began aching and I wanted to some how to ease her pain. Yet I also know that her faith is strong, and that she will make it with the help of her Heavenly Father and Savior Jesus Christ. Tonight I will leave you with this beautiful poem about Death, I don't think I have used it before. If I did, I am sorry... but I think it bears repeating. Good night dear friends!
"Death is nothing at all
I have only slipped away into the next room
I am I and you are you
Whatever we were to each other
That we are still
Call me by my old familiar name
Speak to me in the easy way you always used
Put no difference into your tone
Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow
Laugh as we always laughed
At the little jokes we always enjoyed together
Play, smile, think of me, pray for me
Let my name be ever the household word that it always was
Let it be spoken without effort
Without the ghost of a shadow in it
Life means all that it ever meant
It is the same as it ever was
There is absolute unbroken continuity
What is death but a negligible accident?
Why should I be out of mind
Because I am out of sight?
I am waiting for you for an interval
Somewhere very near
Just around the corner
All is well.
Nothing is past; nothing is lost
One brief moment and all will be as it was before
How we shall laugh at the trouble of parting when we meet again! "
"Fear needs to give away to faith in order for us to access the Lord's guidance and comfort"
Matthew 11:29-30 "Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me;...and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light."
"I felt as if the sun had burst through the clouds after a long, dark storm."