09 October 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Doing What Comes Next

Recently a friend of mine had a life changing experience.  She has experienced life changing events before but this one is a moment she will remember for the rest of her life.  Suddenly and without warning her husband collapsed while working.  No amount of life-saving techniques made any difference.  She watched in disbelief as her husband died.  He was 55 years old.  She is 48.  There are 5 children still living at home and the youngest is in 3rd grade.

I have been inspired by what I see her doing.  It is something that is serving her really well as she faces many unknowns and is suddenly plunged into the grieving process.
She just keeps on doing what comes next.

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24 September 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Thoughts of Grandpa Lynn

Today was a sad and happy day…
Today was a day of reflection and memories…
Today was a day of laughter and tears…
Today was the day of my Grandpa Lynn’s funeral…

Grandpa Lynn was 89 years old.  He lived a very active life until the past year when he was in and out of the hospital several times.
Two weeks ago his kidneys stopped working and he knew it was just a matter of time.

We went to see him the day before he died…
We could tell he just wasn’t himself.
Somehow the spark that was always in his eyes just wasn’t there.
Until right before we left…

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09 September 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Living Life or Just Going Through The Motions

Sometimes in the grieving process a person may feel like they’re just going through the motions and not really living life.

Going through the motions of life without really feeling connected to what is happening around them.
Going through the motions and feeling isolated from reality.
Going through the motions because of the intense hurt and pain that happens when someone you love dies.
Going through the motions because right now that’s all you seem to be able to do.
Going through the motions just doing what needs to be done…  It’s kinda like being a zombie…just roaming around… wondering when the next shoe is going to drop…

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