My little one is sick. My dog is peeing blood. Then I got another one of those calls, with a shaky loving voice on the other end of the line. We lost someone we love last night.
- I’m reminded of how loss reminds you of all the good you had.
- And how it makes you wish so badly you could’ve loved better than you did.
- And how it makes you laugh because you got a quick picture of your loved one’s wide smile in heaven finally riding his horse or hiking his mountain.
- And how it makes you weep because you wish you could just hug them and honor them for their life before they died.
With a lump in my throat and tears making road signs hard to read, I got in the car to take our pup to the vet and a song I’d never heard was playing on the radio…
“I guess grief is the work that love must do
… so it is my honor to cry for you.”Carolyn Arends, “To Cry For You”
The lyrics were rich and timely.
It’s my honor to cry for you.
I love you.
Father, hold us. We need your comfort, strength, peace, and presence. Thank you for being a God who weeps with us. In Jesus’s name, amen
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