Sep 17 2012

Every Day Acts of Bravery

If you've ever lost someone close to you it's never easy. You morn but eventually life has to continue, you face a "new normal." 

A good friend's father passed away last week from cancer, she lost her mother a few years ago to cancer too. She is single and without parents. She is back to work today! 

It's like an act of bravery!

It's rare you get the chance to witness one, but when you do it's so encouraging to see. When someone is picking up the pieces two things happen:

You get perspective on how good you have it, or you take note and remember how well she handled it in case this ever happens to you.

What encouraged me most was that the first ting she said today was, "God is Good."

What is something someone said or done that has comforted you in a time of loss? Share with me here or on my Facebook Page.

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9/17/2012 10:48:50 AM
Sandy United States
Sandy
Sent AnGels to Comfort me.
AnGels are Messengers.
And. Can Come in Many Forms.
Prayers. For Your Friend.
<3
Psalm 55:19
(NIV)
19 God, who is enthroned from of old,
who does not change—
he will hear them and humble them,
because they have no fear of God.
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9/17/2012 11:01:41 AM
Sharon Richert United States
Sharon Richert
Just have to share this for any/everyone who has a very special someone going thru cancer, or a terminal illness.

I had a very special aunt, Aunt Helen.  I was at her bedside roughly 24 hours before she passed. She was sleeping most of the time at that point due to the pain meds but we felt such comfort just sitting there talking to her, hoping she could hear our voices trying to bring some peace to her in her final hours.  I had not been sitting beside her for too long, holding her hand, talking about the old days, family picnics, fun times, when she woke up and said, "OH, IT IS SO BEAUTIFUL ".  I asked her what was so beautiful. She said, " IT IS SO BEAUTIFUL THERE ". Her voice was so clear so there was no mistaking what she was referring to.  

Aunt Helen was a believer in her Lord and Savior so that was such an overwhelming moment for me, to know she had been to Heaven long enough to get a glimpse of what eternity lie ahead for her, and then be able to come back to us to share so we would be at peace when it was her time to go. I had to leave later that day to return to my home 60 miles away.

Roughly 24 hours later, I returned to my home from being out running errands to find my husbands vehicle in the driveway, unusual for that time of the day since he is usually away making work-related calls. At that point I knew my beloved Aunt Helen had been called home to be with her Heavenly Father and we could rejoice in that her struggles and suffering with cancer were over.

I always knew afterwards, that Heaven was a most beautiful place to behold. Aunt Helen was very articulate in her ability to describe something with words, but "BEAUTIFUL" was the one word she could muster at the time leaving us to our imagination. So be not afraid of the future beyond, take comfort, as I do, in what lies ahead.Know that at the very least loving arms will be there to embrace you. Health will be restored. The rest, well it is something I just don't question.
9/18/2012 11:49:50 AM
SARAI GARCIA United States
SARAI GARCIA
i loss a dear friend of mine about 4 years ago, she pass during her sleep and worse of it was on my son birthday. i still remember the day it was on a sunny day at the lake me and my family were celebrating my son 4th birthday. we were all laughing and having fun then all of a sudden it started getting cloudy we all packed to go finish celebrating his birthday at my house. I remember telling her thanks for coming to the party and making the cake her response was " i love you sarai and ur welcome don't forget im here for you k no matter where im at". i didn't know then that was the last time i was going to see her. It took mw about two weeks to even cry a tear and realize she is gone. I cry everyday and even heard her breathing close and her call my name and i cryed more.  one time i came to visit a friend and she had a picture of her and i cryed my tears out to my knees. she place her hand on me and told she hears you and i know she wouldn't want you cry anymore tears i know you miss her but u know she hears you alll you have to do is listen with your heart. i cryed but with happy tears because i do hear her and i do know she is here with me even from far away.
9/19/2012 9:08:57 AM
Bill Kroeger United States
Bill Kroeger
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