Thursday, October 3, 2013

In This Life...

Last night Hubby and I went to the funeral home to pay our respects.  One of Hubby's co-workers was saying goodbye to her mother.  We have only known this lady for the past two years.  We had never met her family or her mother.  But we went because we remember how much it meant to us when people came to support us when our grandparents passed away.

We walked in wondering what we would say...but we soon found that words were not important.  What was important was that we walked through the door.  One look at her face showed so much.  Her teary eyes sweetly smiled as she thanked us for coming.  It was clear to both of us that it meant a lot to her.

We asked her a few questions about her mother and soon the tears were gone and she was laughing and smiling as she shared stories with us.   Looking through the pictures the family had displayed we saw a beautiful woman full of life.  She was a little sassy...quite lovely...and certainly classy.  

We never met her mother.  We don't know much about her...but I can tell you this: She was loved in this life.  She was a good mom who raised good kids. That was clearly evident to us as the family gathered around Hubby and I to share with us about the woman they loved and will miss dearly.

It touched my heart deeply. 

Saying goodbye to someone we love and cherish is so incredibly painful.  I know because I have lived through it myself.  But I also know the comfort of dearly loving that person and knowing they loved me back.  

Driving home last night I thought about our evening and what we saw in that precious family.  I am blessed with a wonderful family that I too love dearly.  I am also blessed with wonderful friends that have become like family to me.  I know this is a great blessing.  

In this life...I know that I am loved.

Tonight I think about what a tremendous feeling that is.  

My prayer is that you know that feeling as well.

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