Losing someone you love is one of the most difficult things to cope with. We go through a roller coaster of emotions when we have to say goodbye to our loved ones. When I lost my grandfather years ago, I was lost for nearly 2 years. I shut down completely and lost touch with everyone. I sank into a bottomless pit of grief that tore me apart. It was until I dropped down to my knees crying to God that I was finally able to breath again. God heard my cries even when I had no words He knew what my pleads were. You see, God never had abandoned me when I was suffering from my pain of losing my grandfather. It was ME that abandoned Him. Today, I find myself grieving once again. On Wednesday of last week we almost lost my father-in-law and since then we have been on that roller coaster of grief. No one can ever prepare enough, regardless of how much we know the time is getting closer. It’s difficult seeing my father-in-law suffering. It’s even more difficult knowing there is nothing we can do to ease his pain or bring him comfort. All we can do is be there for him and pray over him. I thank God for the sweet moments we have been able to spend with him. I’m thankful that God has allowed us this time. Rene needs this time. I didn’t get to say goodbye to my grandfather. I didn’t get to tell him one last time how much I loved him. I am so happy Rene is getting all these beautiful precious moments to express his love to his dad and to spend those precious last moments with him.
Be thankful to God for every precious moment you have with your loved ones and friends. We are never promised another day. There is no way to prepare ourselves to say goodbye, even when we are given the opportunity. God doesn’t give us a timeline for our life. We must embrace all those precious moments we get to share with family and friends. God tells us to be comforters to others just as He comforts us. I encourage you to spend more time with those you love. Be a comforter to others. Be an ear to someone that needs to talk. Be an encouraging friend. Be there for someone. Don’t count the time spent but count the memories made.
XOXO…Ileen psst…God Loves You
“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulations, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.” 1 Corinthians 1:3-4