From August, 2013

She Lives!

Today is my Nana’s funeral. The day to celebrate her life doesn’t really feel like a celebration to me. My heart feels sad and numb all at the same time. I feel nervous about the reality that faces me today-an acceptance of her permanent absence.  I know in my mind that she is gone, but my heart can’t grasp that truth. Forever, forever away from me.  Oh, how I remember calling her for my silly little problems! She always had such an amazing way of making me laugh at myself. She always knew exactly what to say. But now she’s…

You Will Not Be Forgotten

Knowing that death is imminent does not really prepare us for the dismal event. Our family has had to confront the despairing, heart sick reality of  precious lives coming to an end far to many times this year. Some days, comfort seems distant. What can you say to a morbid heart that longs to hold a dear one again? How do you soothe the pain when memories of loved ones flood your mind? We know that God’s word tells us that there is no sting in death for the believer, but our emotions don’t always agree. We nursed our loved…