What can I say? My God, another death. That is two that I know of just within two days. This is after hearing that a friend’s son-in-law’s brother lost 3 children in a house fire and only one survived. He is in the hospital and his wife is inconsolable. She was helping rescue the children from the window. I can’t even imagine that kind of grief. Another friend lost her husband and I found out today that a another good friend has cancer. It just doesn’t seem to end. I know as we get older there is more people who we love who will get sick, die and go through other horrible things.
It is important to know we are all in this together. We need to help others. Try not to be afraid of saying the wrong thing. Don’t try to fix it or cheer someone up who is grieving or going through hell. Just tell them you love them, are praying for them, and even sometimes, just say, “I don’t know what to say.”
The only remedy for the bad things is to try to do something good for someone, that person or someone else. Sometimes it doesn’t help to tell someone that it will get better, maybe just say, you only have to get through this, minute, hour, day, and I will hold your hand if you want me to.
Then there is my Uncle who is going to be 101 on Monday. He is blind,in an nursing home, still waiting for the rapture because he is afraid to die. It might sound cynical to say that if the rapture hasn’t came yet, chances are he isn’t going to be in a physical body when that happens.
That is too long to live, as far as I am concerned, unless you are healthy, and have quality of life, like a delightful 91-year old friend, Ann, who still loves life, people, and is still helping others. She is fun and loves to joke and is an exemplary example of Christianity. She is a ray of sunshine in the clouds of despair, heartache, sickness and grief.
Life is hard. Sometimes I think the older we get, the more we realize that. I don’t know how anyone can do it without God, a Higher Power, or something greater than themselves to reach out too. That and friends. Chocolate helps too, only joking, kinda.
On that light note, I am going to bed. God bless us all, no exceptions.