Friday, February 27, 2009

Death

Such a somber topic for today, but ~ part of life. My 80 something year old parents think about it every day ~ it's a real part of life for them as they prepare themselves to meet the Maker. Us "young-uns" don't think about it much, unless it personally touches our lives. This week it has touched mine twice. First, we have a couple who are dear friends. She finally, after watching his long battle, lost her father this past week. He had been sick for a couple of years, steadily declining. To make matters worse, the family had to struggle with the heart-wrenching decision of taking him off of life support. Our dear friends also struggled with how to tell their young daughter about her grandfather's death, worrying about how she would deal with it. Then a friend in one of my groups reported the death of a military family member serving in Iraq. He was very young and those left behind included a new bride.

When my Dad's sister died last year, he traveled far to bid her farewell. He told me, even though her death was sudden and unexpected (she hadn't been ill), that the funeral services were comforting, their being handled in a positive, celebratory manner.

So in honor of loved ones passing, I came here to my blog to post some uplifting music about when we our are loved ones are called to be with God. I couldn't find the Wynonna version of "I Can Only Imagine" to add to my Playlist, but I found the video on You Tube. Don't forget to turn off the Playlist before you view the video.

I hope it soothes your soul as it does mine.

Mary

1 comment:

Red Barn Primitive said...

Thank you for your post on Death...it hit that spot in me. As we lost our family's dear friend Mark last week, it is so hard on our hearts to let him go...We all know that Death is around the corner for us all, We should all love our loved ones likes it's the last day we spend toegether with them.
Hugs,
~~Kathy~~

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