Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Perspective and Prayers

It's amazing how a death of someone in your family or in the family of someone you love- puts things in your life immediately into perspective.

Things that you were stressing over and pulling your hair out moments before are no longer even a thought.

Things that previously frustrated you beyond belief seem so petty and insignificant.

Things and issues that seemed so murky and confusing become positively crystal clear.

Things that had just irritated you seem so ridiculous and minor that it makes you want to cry.

Things on your schedule that seemed so vital and important you immediately realize are totally expendable and are crossed off your schedule without so much as a second thought.

You hug and kiss your loved ones more.

You make sure you share the love your have for those in your life directly, freely, and often.

You forgive and forget.

You love freely and without abandon.

You pray continually and without ceasing for those you love who are hurting and in pain.

What's truly important.........God, family, and friends..................is your complete and total focus.


My prayer tonight is that the perspective I have today after returning home from helping my sweet friend to bury her precious father, will not dim or diminish in any way but will instead stay with me.

My prayer tonight is that sweet Dory feels my love and constant prayers- no matter how many miles separate us and knows that I am here at any time and in any way she needs me. Always.

My prayer tonight is that this moment- and in the many difficult days ahead- sweet Dory will feel the arms of our Heavenly Father who loves her more than she could ever know wrapped tightly and securely around her.

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6 comments:

  1. A lesson we could all do well to learn.

    God Bless you,
    Becca

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  2. I couldn't have said it better.

    Going through the death of my Gram, Grandfather-in-law and father-in-law all in the span of a year, really hits the heart and does put things in perspective.

    My prayers too are with Dory and her family as they continue to struggle in the days ahead.

    Thank you so much for being there for her.

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  3. Oh, I'm so glad you went to help her... I can't imagine the pain she is in. I pray our Heavenly Father comfort her and give her peace..
    hugs,
    Jean

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  4. I'm so glad you were willing AND able to go be with Dory while she was having to go through this tough spot. I know it helped to have a strong arm to lean on. What a sweet blessing!

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  5. Your pray will be my pray.

    So glad you were there for her. You are truely a good friend to her.

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