of the hardest things to accept is that
life as we know it does not go on.
are often difficult to establish and
maintain. And on rare, wonderful
occasions, some just fall into place so
easily and run so smoothly from both
one we're close to, feels unfair and so
sad. Those we just fell in love with
from the start, that were there for us
whatever our circumstances, whatever our
pain, no matter how we lost our humor,
those we could wrap our arms around and
receive comfort from, we find it
impossible to release them to death.
we relax in knowing they are there, will
never reject us, will always return our
love and affection, how can we plan a
future without them?
can the memories be enough when our
hearts seem to slow, yet pound so loudly
in our throats, when our joy is crushed,
when our eyes cloud and will never view
things the same again?
should we behave? Why should we just
walk back into life as though nothing
ever happened? How can we ever be
expected to smile again? How can we let
enough, long before we were conceived,
long before we participated in life, God
had a plan........a perfect plan.
foresaw the need for this life to have a
beginning as well as an end. He created
and thoroughly understood the
complexities of relating to others. He
gave us the ability to love and draw
close. He knew the path our lives would
take and how deeply we would feel pain.
He left nothing out.
built within us the abilities to grieve
without dying, to let go without
forgetting, to cope without quitting, to
continue to love those who have gone on,
yet grow to love others more strongly
and even to add new love to our hearts.
even gave us time......time to
grieve.....time to heal and time to grow
from our new understanding.
our awesome creation, He knows exactly
when we suffer loss and how hard it is
are among those He just fell in love
with from the start, He is there for us
no matter what our circumstances, what
our pain, no matter how we've lost our
humor, He wants to wrap us in His arms
and receive comfort from Him.
can relax in knowing He has always been
there, will never reject us, will always
return our love and affection, and will
help us plan our future.
will rejoice with us in our memories and
restore our joy and make our hearts
pound loudly in our throats in
anticipation of a glad future.
should not walk the same roads over
again. He devised that when our eyes
have clouded with tears we should never
view things the same way again. We could
grow bitter from sadness, or we can grow
and learn compassion. We should never
behave as though nothing ever happened.
We should fondly remember that knowing,
then missing someone has changed us,
that we were blessed with the company of
angels while they were here.
amazingly perfect plan that God has, of
which He mapped out every possible
outcome, leads us always back into His
very capable, loving arms.
not that He wants us to suffer, not that
He wants us to cry, not that He wants us
to lose those we love dearly. God just
wants us to remember that while we were
happily on our journey with our loved
one, He was happy too.
leads us to know that after losing our
loved one, when we return to life more
lonely, He steps up closer to us and not
only understands our loneliness, but
helps us hold our head up.
emptiness invades your sleep, He offers
what no other friend can..... serenity
as deep as the emptiness and hope as
promising as the sunrise.
is the one friend that cannot and will
not die, and will never leave our side.
is the almighty creator who gave you
forever your friend or relative.
Carla J. Wilson