Today, I am posting something that is personal. Dealing with sudden loss. It’s overwhelming, excruciatingly painful, and numbing all at the same time.
My cousin passed suddenly. A cousin that I didn’t see often but whom I still mourn. His parents, totally devastated and his brother reeling from this sudden and permanent loss.
I pray for them to find some peace within the pain. To find comfort within their memories and to find the strength to cherish Keith’s memory but to move on to honour his short life.
I once heard a saying that I found comfort in and although this is not verbatim it’s what gives me comfort from time to time. “God, sometimes has to pick the loveliest flowers in the garden”.
God looked around his garden
And found an empty place.
He then looked down upon the earth,
And saw your tired face.
He put His arms around you
And lifted you to rest.
God’s garden must be beautiful,
He always takes the best.
He knew that you were suffering,
He knew that you were in pain.
He knew that you would never
Get well on earth again.
He saw the road was getting rough
And the hills were hard to climb.
So He closed your weary eyelids
And whispered “Peace be thine.”
It broke our hearts to lose you
But you did not go alone…
For part of us went with you
The day God called you home.