Whoever you hold in the heart of you
Is forever and always a part of you.
Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints. Ps 116:15 NIV
Ten years ago … the world lost three wonderful young people, my son, my daughter, my future daughter-in-law … leaving a massive vacancy.
This morning, my still-on-the-planet daughter called to remember the day of loss … she told me how she and her husband had been at a cafe and were speaking to their three children about the remembering. And the sadness felt because the children never got to meet their auntie and uncle … My daughter was getting teary and her five year old asked “Why are you crying Mom?” She explained the loss, and my granddaughter(8) spoke up to say … “Oh we’ll meet them already.” “Really?” asks Zech (5) “when?” “In heaven,” his sister explained confidently. “Oh,” he said, down cast, “That’s like in a hundred years.”
I can tell you Zecher, I feel that way too, sometimes. But, for me, having two treasures in heaven, makes the prospect of eternity, that much more tangible.
I know there are many others that carry the weight of sorrow, and loss … May you be blessed this day.
Hold on to Hope, it is a gift.
Hope has given me my voice
to question to doubt, to scream to shout
Hope has been in the midst
as a spark, as a river
a cause to shiver
Hope behind, hope before
Hope surrounds as it opens and shuts the door
The taste of hope and I want more
More of the source, more of the truth,
more of the grace it has given
I want Hope on this earth
And a taste of Heaven.
The edges of God are tragedy. The depths of God are joy, beauty, resurrection, life. Resurrection answers crucifixion; life answers death. Marjorie Hewitt Suchoki
IN remembrance of Brittany Jane Marie, Jordan David Isaac, Jamie K, all three shone like the stars of heaven … you are missed more than words can say.
Jocelyn is the author of: Who is Talking out of My Head – Grief as an Out of Body Experience