when there's nothing you can do?
Praying seems so . . . easy to offer and yet it certainly doesn't feel like it's really helping to ease the burden . . .
I drove to the airport yesterday evening to pick up a dear friend. She had flown here to be with her mother-in-law. Her FIL had just yesterday been placed in hospice care and . . . well, I just feel so helpless. Their journey is so hard ~ and there's no guarantee when God will hear their heart's desperate cry to release him from his pain & suffering. Saying goodbye is so very hard. How do you ever prepare yourself for this?
Platitudes are so easy to come by... yes, it's wonderful to know that he is headed for heaven and we are so very thankful for that, but it's hard to face and say the final farewell.
And so I sit here with tears welling up and I hardly know how to bear the pain...
but then I think of my dear friend and her family and realize that if it's this hard for me, it must be nearly unbearable for them. . .
and in my state of helplessness, I pray ~ for that is all I can do at this moment.
a therapeutic realization - we all know that it's not fun to be making sympathy cards. This one is for one of my dearest friends who lost his father this week. His dad was a man who h...
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