Friday, October 28, 2011

Bringing Him our Sorrow

Since January 2009 I have buried my daughter, my grandfather, and two grandmothers.  Each death was different and I handled them differently.  The after effects shook my world differently too.  With every death I have realized there is only one Comfort, and when it is too hard to pray or worship, the Holy Spirit intervenes for me so that I can feel a peace that only God can give.  

One obvious blessing when pain strikes is that I have been given an amazing family.  Together we unite, cry, laugh, and mourn.  As Lori stood next to Grandmom's casket we could hear her voice telling Lori "I don't see how you are wearing those heals".    As we patted her puffy hair one last time, we all reminisced at how that used to aggravate her.  Together we hold the memories of a woman who impacted each of our lives, and how through her life and death we are changed.  She would want us to worship God, and would fuss at us for shedding so many tears.  


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3 comments:

  1. Beautiful. I am so sorry to hear of your most recent loss and yet thinking of Magdalena with her great grands brings joy. Praying for that peace that passes all understanding for you and your entire family. God bless you all during this difficult time.

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  2. Julie, I am so sorry for the loss of your grandmother. I pray for you and for the rest of your family as you mourn, that you would indeed feel his presence and the comfort He has promised. Matthew 5:4

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  3. Julie - I stumbled across your blog and was instantly drawn to your sweet spirit and heart for the Lord even in the midst of great loss and grief. I blog on the topic of living in God's joy in the midst of pain and suffering and I just added you to "blogs I like" on my blog so that others can read your encouraging words and testimony. www.differenthappyali.blogspot.com

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