I wrote this to a friend earlier today. He was my son’s friend. He is now my friend. And he’s grieving the loss of yet another friend.
I thought I’d share it with you.
Are you grateful for the grief and trials in your life? If so, why? Please share in the comments.
My thoughts today. As yet another family prepares to bury their son.
GO TO THE FUNERAL!
Yes, it's hard. No, it's not convenient.
But think how hard it is for his parents!
Your presence shows them they are loved. Even if you did not know their child, if you are invited...go. Show them you care. Show them their child matters.
And pray for them. This is probably the hardest thing they have ever done. They need prayer.
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You are not alone. Many of us also experienced loss. We want to walk beside you, love you, and pray with you. We will cry together and laugh together as we share stories of our children and our faith. We found hope in Christ with the help of an amazing ministry: While We're Waiting. Read more [...]
So many beautiful things in nature and all around us! The majestic trees and beautiful sunsets. Flowers, birds, lovely insects like dragonflies and butterflies and ladybugs.
Yesterday as I sat pondering the past few weeks and missing not only my son by also my sweet mother-in-law who taught me to be a good wife and mom, a flock of cardinals landed in our trees. Three bright red males and a couple dozen females flitted from branch to branch and ate from our bird feeder.
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