Archive for May, 2010
We talk about moms, celebrating Mother’s Day and dealing with infertility (National Infertility Awareness Week).
We discuss “Boobquake” and a few other stories in the news.
I attended a funeral last night. I wasn’t close to this person, but nevertheless, I cried. It’s my typical reaction. Death is all around us, everyday, yet for me it takes going to a funeral to bring certain emotions to the forefront of my mind. I sat in the pew with my father and sister, there to support our family friends I’ve known my entire 28 years. Before the service began, my sister was talking about her patient’s brush with death – a code blue as she was walking out the door. My dad was discussing some medical tests with my sister. He has a slightly serious condition that could worsen and is potentially life threatening….
And so throughout the service, my mind wasn’t on Dolores. It was on my dad; my wonderful, inspiring, generous father. And the pain at the thought of losing him to death brought more tears to my eyes than Dolores… because I trust that she knew Jesus and is with Him.
My dad. He’s not saved, and it scares me. It makes my heart ache. I never thought a person could feel quite this way – an actual ache deep inside for ones that you love. Growing older, I have started to come to face the reality of death – both physical and spiritual. Funerals bring this to my mind and remind me that I have work here to do. I have a message to share, because our time here is short and there are people dying out there who don’t know Jesus.
I hope that you don’t have to go to a funeral any time soon, but maybe your heart can be pricked by the pain I have felt these past two days… please let it inspire you to treasure the ones you love, to love them all the more deeply, and share the Gospel of Christ so that one day we won’t have to experience this pain ever again.