Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Thirty Days of Truth: Day 6

Day 06. Something you hope you never have to do.

This one is easy. I hope I never have to bury anyone else I love. I know it is unlikely that this hope will be fulfilled. I accept the fact that I will one day have to say goodbye to my mother and my father (though I refuse to consider the loss of my sisters or husband). I have already lost both my step parents, all 4 grandparents, my husband's grandparents (who raised him), & 2 childhood friends. That seems like more than enough, thank you world. I want to keep who I have left, to wrap them in a protective shell of love never let them leave me.


Is that really too much to ask for?


Yeah, I know it is. So, I can only hope and pray that until that day comes that each and every person I care for will know it. That my actions and my words will express my constant affection for them. And when that moment of goodbye comes, I pray I will handle it with grace and courage. I want no regrets.

Take the hint folks, if you have a relationship that needs mending, get to mending. Pick up the phone, send an email, write a letter. Reach out to those you love, don't waste a single second.






Thank you Lord, for the love you have surrounded me with, for the family and friends I love and who love me in return. Thank you for the grace that you pour into my heart daily. Protect and keep my loved ones, pour that grace over their lives as well. Bless whoever stumbles upon my words. let these simple words be a blessing to them. Thank you for everything you have sacrificed for us all. Amen

8 comments:

  1. Thank you for this timely reminder. It reminds me of one of my favorite quotes.

    Winnie the Pooh: "If you live to be 100, I hope I live to be 100 minus 1 day, so I never have to live without you."

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    1. One of my favorites too Jerimi! :)

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    2. That is a favorite of mine too! It was on an egagement plaque my hubby gave me. With my name, it was just perfect.

      You have such love and strong faith, no matter what lies ahead,I know the Lord will see you though.

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  2. I can't believe you posted about this today.... I just today spoke at length about permanent goodbyes and how painful they are and all the muck that goes with them. I hope that though you will not be able to avoid losing a loved one ever again, I hope that the good memories carry their smile in your heart forever.

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    1. All the muck that goes with them....yes. I can relate to that. Strange that we were obviously thinking along the same lines today. Funny how that works out. And I have that same hope for you, that the good memories will always outweigh the pain and the muck and your loved ones smiles will shine over you. ((hugs))

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  3. I am with you completely with this hope!

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  4. I am so glad that I had a good relationship and no regrets with my grandmother who passed away just 2 weeks ago. I miss her terribly, and it will be hard to go home in a few months and find an empty place where she used to be. But the memories left behind are sweet and treasured.

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