Here on earth we are put together in families. Our loved ones become inexpressibly precious to us. We live in intimate associations. One gets so close to mother and father, wife or husband, sons and daughters, that they literally become a part of one's very life. Then comes a day when a strange change comes over one that we love. He is transformed before our very eyes. The light of life goes out for him. He cannot speak to us nor we to him. He is gone and we are left stunned and heartbroken. An emptiness and loneliness comes into our hearts. We brokenheartedly say "That the one whom I loved is dead." It is such a cold, hopeless thing to realize. Then, out of the very depths of our despair, comes that marvelous declaration of our Lord: I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: and whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. John 11: 25,26
Then we know! We know we have not lost our loved ones who have died. We have just been separated, and as long as we live there will be an empty place left in our hearts. To some extent, the loneliness will always be there. But when we really know that one is not forever lost, it does seem to take away, a little bit, of the sorrow. There is a vast difference between precious memories, loneliness, the pain of separation, on the one hand, and a sorrow that ruins and blights our lives, on the other hand.
Hope these words are of comfort to you my friends. Please, please know that you are always on my mind and in my heart and prayers. My hands are not better yet, in fact the left one is very numb right now, so it is hard to type. But even though I can't write every day as I did before, I think of you every day. In Christian Love, Melissa
Not now, but in the coming years, it may be in the better land: we'll read the meaning of our tears, and there, some time, we'll understand.
To my very dear friend I had the pleasure of meeting online....First let me say that I cry with you for the loss of your son...I can relate to the losss you are feeling for when I was nine I lost my parents due to a DRUNKEN driver ,my whole world was taken from me except for my big brother and grandparents...And no matter what folks say it does not get better in time...Now you are desolate, nothing matters, and the disbelief is so overwhelming that you expect someone to just say "April Fool" and it will all be back to normal. Despite your wishes and prayers, this terrible thing will not just go away,but it does not and you must go forward...Put your trust in God my friend and someday you will be joined with your son....Always jamie...2/18/06
~.~/ Forever BrokenHearted
I wrote your name on a piece of paper, but by accident I threw it away.
I wrote your name on my hand, but it washed away.
I wrote your name in the sand, but the waves whispered it away.
I wrote your name in my heart, and forever it will stay. Close
Jake i needed you today / Jess (FRIENDS FOREVER )Read >>
Jake i needed you today / Jess (FRIENDS FOREVER )
I miss you so much and i wish you were here i really could have used you i needed you to help me through all of this... it sucks that i cant call you and have you cheer me up and it sucks im spendin another vday without you!! I LOVE YOU BABY BOY!! Close
RIP Clint Erickson..... Sending thoughts of prayer, love and comfort to the Erickson Family in their time of sorrow....I feel their pain........Another innocent child lost to a Wisconsin driver that didn't belong on our roads.....When are people that don't belong on the road going to stop driving???....Our state needs tougher penalties......
A Light For Jacob / Melissa Smith (grieving Mom) (none)Read >>
A Light For Jacob / Melissa Smith (grieving Mom) (none)
Pain and suffering is to its end in Jacob's life We shall not weep for Jacob, for he is now in a place of beauty Where there is no war, no hate, and no death Eternal life is to be brought forth through God by a soft glowing flame: Strong enough to hold all his children Containing a prayer that which all prayers are made, A life, that which all lives are created. You can't see this flame, yet you always know it is there. You can't touch this flame, yet you can always feel its presence Jacob has now seen God, and God has a need for him. So, you see, Jacob did not die, he was reborn.