When you can’t stop someone’s suffering

Reposting this from a year ago…Dad went home to heaven last November so a year ago, we were starting down a very hard road…but the end of this life brought him a perfected and glorious life-everlasting! Things can stop, suddenly. Life can change quickly. Dad’s cancer had spread into his neck and the pressure on his spine and head was incredible. Pain began to swallow him, consume and torment him. Last week was a very hard week. To see your beloved father, the grand ‘ole farmer suffer like he was…well, that is something no daughter, wife, grandchild…no one ever wants to encounter. The pain is managed now and we are grateful for that. He isn’t going to get better and we aren’t asking for healing. We aren’t asking...

Remembering and allowing grief to run it’s course

A dear and precious aunt passed away last evening. Her husband died just days before my dad three months ago. My heart breaks for her six children and their families. Through she had been very ill, it’s never easy to let go…. And all this grief, compounded with the two-year anniversary of my brother’s passing being tomorrow…well, let’s just say a landslide has taken place over the weekend. Yes, time eases the sting, but never the ache of missing that person, or hearing their voice speak your name. Grief comes and it’s triggers can be unpredictable. No one can tell you how to grieve or how long is sufficient or what it looks like – really…cause grief it a strange thing… no one can do it for you and no one can...

May friendship, encouragement and grace abound!