Sunday, May 2, 2010

Love Surpasses All Understanding

There are times that there is a loss so great, that you are stunned. Silenced. Time and the world around you stops. I only want to be with my friend and her family as she navigates a tremendous grief and soldiers on as the strong and safe place for her children. I feel empty-handed. Inadequate. I have packed my things, and I look around my house. What else can I stuff in this tiny suitcase that could even make a difference? What else could provide any kind of comfort? I really have nothing but myself to offer. The most I can do is just be with her. Sit with her, sit with the grief. There are times that life seems to whisper around you. The colors in the world are vibrant, and the feeling in your heart is massive and expanding. I am coming, my friend.

11 comments:

Wanderlust said...

Wow, so heartfelt and powerful. I can really feel your love for your friend and your pain in sharing her grief. If you are bringing yourself, that is enough. Godspeed. xo

Oddyoddyo13 said...

That was so sad Kristy. I really hope you and your friend are okay, and that you can move on together, and I know that you can give her strength more than anyone.

Cheryl said...

"The most I can do is just be with her. Sit with her, sit with the grief."

That's EXACTLY what she needs. Sending thoughts of comfort to you and your friend..

Lucy said...

Just be with her. xx

amymllo said...

You are a wonderful friend. I speak from experience.

chele said...

Offering yourself to your friend is probably all she needs right now.

April said...

That is all you can do-and that will speak LOADS more than the best words. There is a proverb in the Bible that says, "Whoever sings songs to a heavy heart is like one who takes off a garment on a cold day,and like vinegar on soda." (Prov 25:20)

Stopping by from SITS

WarsawMommy said...

You are a great friend...

mommaof4wife2r said...

came over from SITS...and i have to say wow! great find...my SIL is in fort collins. being there for your friend is awesome...and besides praying for and with her, it's the best thing you can do!

Missy said...

Hi - just stopped by from SITS. What a moving post. Your friend is blessed to have you.

Susie said...

The best you can offer her is you.

Welcome to SITs! I hope you can enjoy the party when you get back.