Time has softened the gut-wrenching grief over losing him, but I don't miss him any less. I remember a few months after his death I headed to the internet to see if I could find out if the pain I felt was "normal" and really didn't find much. I have since learned that there really isn't a "normal" when it comes to grief as everybody responds differently.
It does make me wonder how a person without faith could ever get through something so difficult. I know that he is without pain now and that is comforting. But I still miss him.
Matthew 5:4 Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.
So as you go about your day, remember to hug your loved ones extra tight. For our family and friends are so very important.
Nahum 1:7 The LORD is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in him.
And speaking of friends..... One of my absolute dearest BFF's is going with me to Oklahoma today as soon as I get off work. For years mom, daddy, mom-in-law and I would go to a super large craft show up there twice a year. After daddy died we haven't been back, but that changes this year. Mom, Jeanie and I are going to the craft show tomorrow and then out to dinner. J and I are setting off this afternoon for our version of Thelma and Louise as we drive up the Interstate.
This is truly a beautiful thing that she is doing by being with mom and I this weekend. So go and call or email a friend today and tell her how much you appreciate her!