Originally Posted by HappyCCRVr
Our prayers are with you. Sorry for your loss. Hope this helps:
I am standing upon the seashore. A ship at my side
spreads her white sails to the morning breeze and
starts for the blue ocean. She is an object of beauty
and strength, and I stand and watch until at last
she hangs like a speck of white cloud just where
the sea and sky come down to mingle with each other.
Then someone at my side says, ‘There she goes!’
Gone from my sight … that is all.
She is just as large in mast and hull and spar
as she was when she left my side
and just as able to bear her load of living freight
to the place of destination.
Her diminished size is in me, not in her.
And just at the moment when someone at my side says,
‘There she goes!’ there are other eyes watching her
coming and their voices ready to take up the glad shouts
‘Here she comes!’
It is impossible to be absent from one place,
and not present in another.
This is one of my favorite poems. It says a lot.
Dear Lord, Please bless Faith as she struggles with the burdens she is bearing at this moment. Lift her spirits, heal her husband, give us all strength and faith to praise you in all our trials and to overcome. In Jesus name, Amen