Monday, November 24, 2008

Loss

Surviving the loss of a loved one is its own kind of test. To tell our story is a way of affirming the life of the loved one we have lost-- the experiences we had together, The favorite family stories.

To tell the story is a way of moving the grief along, and so contributes to our own healing.
- Martha Whitmore Hickman


The husband of a dear friend died unexpectedly today.
I had the honor of sitting in her home tonight with friends & family as she shared the story of their last few days together. May we remember the Balkan Family in our prayers.
photo: The Angel of Grief

5 comments:

Becky (the little sister) said...

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. My God guide them and sustain them during this time.

AnneDroid said...

Telling the story is so important. You're quite right. And I love the statue in that photo...

Diane said...

what a comforting presence you must be to your friend.

Jayne said...

May peace and warmth surround them at this time and may light perpetual shine upon him...

Ellie Finlay said...

I'm so glad you were able to be there. May she be comforted.

And, yes, I agree. It's a very moving statue.