Praying for y’all…
Praying for y’all…
So sorry Seth.
Good words- so necessary
I was with my grandma until the very end. I will never forget it. It wasn’t comfortable. It was hard. But, death is as much of life as anything else. Presence is important. Thank you Seth for taking on difficult topics.
Prayers for Seth and Estie and the family.
I read not long ago,,,, O death, how we hate you.
We hate the separation death brings. You are right, we need to find ways to help those who are traveling from this world to the next. My heart is heavy for your family, Estie and all those who have sorrow from your friend’s separation from this life. Death’s days are numbered.
Sorry for your family’s loss, Seth… those are good words about making the transition from praying for healing to saying goodbye – we don’t know God’s reasons for healing only on the other side, but we can be alert to hear when he calls us to take a different course. Death’s days are indeed numbered – and goodbye here is not the final word. grace & peace.
“Presence matters” AMEN!
Praying for you all during this difficult time.
And I agree that presence is necessary. The day my mom died, our pastor showed up because God told him earlier that morning that my mom would be going home to be with Him. It was good because we all got to say our last goodbyes as well as telling my mom that we would make it through, though she would be missed. She needed to hear that; she was holding on to life because she wanted to make sure we would all be okay.
So sorry for your news, what a tough moment in life these things always are. Well done for taking the time to care and say your thankyous and goodbyes. Very wise. Sending you hugs and much love for you and all your family from across The Pond tonight xxxxxxx
I had my first experience with that last summer when my uncle died. I hadn’t been very close to him prior to that, but I had recently determined to begin doing my part to reconnect with family. He had been sick for a long time, but none of us had any idea how quickly his condition would degrade.
My aunt had just battled cancer and was recovering when he suddenly got very ill. I think the stress was just too much for his already weak body. He was in hospice for severl days, and I found myself just drawn to be there. I didn’t really know how to respond or connect, I just wanted to be there with him and the family.
I honestly don’t know if that helped any of them at all, but I know I just couldn’t remain distant and let it end that way. I hope that he knew I was there and felt loved, and I hope that it was comforting to my aunt and cousins. For me, I had to let myself care enough to be there to share in the greiving and pain instead of isolating myself from it.
very sad.we are praying.
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