Wednesday, August 27, 2008

whisper of hope

I feel full of words now. Words of sadness seem to be spilling out like a river in flood. I shouldn't feel like I am walking in waist deep water. I shouldn't. It wasn't my son who died senselessly in one rash moment. But it could have been. And it could have been your son too. Or somebody's son. And it would still hurt and still be sad and still rock our world. It would. Death is hard and yet we will all experience it.

When someone lives their whole life, or at least a good part of it, and then dies, it hurts but we move on. Our memories hold us. When someone dies young, it is another story. It seems like there are more dreams yet to be lived than memories; disappointment, sadness, regret rock us to and fro. It is a stormy sea.

And yet, I know that HOPE still lives. I know it. I don't really feel it right now. I can't see it right now. But I hear it's whisper. I remember it's song. I hope that from the ashes of this tragedy my friends live in, this tragedy that we feel too, good will rise.

"Peace I leave with you. My peace I give to you..." -Jesus


  1. That is a beautiful picture. Death is really hard to grasp sometimes. It is truly hard when someone young dies. This is a beautiful post.

  2. Prayers go out to you and your friends. That's a very very tough time. My condolences

  3. They are blessed to have such wonderful, Loving, Emotionally fullfilling People in thier lives. God Bless you both.

  4. Beautifully said, TJ. There are few answers and many questions - but the only question that matters is "how?" How will we get through this. How will this make sense some day? How will any good come out of this? For now, only God knows the answers to those how questions, but in his grace and mercy he will reveal those answers at just the right time.


  5. Heart breaking! Gorgeous picture and wonderful tribute to your friend. :( Sorry for all of your loss. We'll be praying.


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