Hello Sweet Cheer: Thursday Ramblings

7.25.2013

Thursday Ramblings

Happy Thursday, friends!

     I hope today finds you well!  To all you bloggy friends who read…can I just say how much I LOVE to write?  I feel like you can relate to this love and joy that comes from getting thoughts down, posting them, and having people read and give feedback.  There aren’t many things I love more than sitting down with my laptop to type up a new post.  After almost two years of blogging I still find things to write about…does that mean I talk too much?  ;)  Don’t answer that…

Anyway…on to today’s post!


     Today I’m hurting.  My heart is broken over the subject of death.  It’s one of those things we all deal with in life and we all know it isn’t fun.  I’ve had two people close to me pass away in my 20 years; my sweet uncle and my grandad.  This summer I’ve observed from afar death after death.  Whether it’s been in my community, in a neighboring community, or a family member of someone I love.  I’ve heard news stories of teenagers’ lives ended much too soon, lives lost due to freak accidents, and heard about many loved grandparents leaving this world.  

     While my heart hurts in these tough situations, I am reminded of the great urgency with which I should be sharing the Gospel.  The reality is that I grieve differently for those I know are in eternity with Jesus and those I am not sure about.  I want to know that the ones I encounter in my life are immediately in heaven upon death.  (2 Cor. 5:8)  Not just for my sake, but for their sake.  I want the people I love to know my Savior!  I want my friends and family to experience the joy and compassion I find in Jesus Christ.  In this season of life where my attention is heightened to the tragic and untimely deaths that happen every day, the Lord is stirring in me an even more intense desire to know Him, love Him, share His Gospel with others!  

     In all this, I can't help but miss my Grandad.  He died in 2006 right before I entered the ninth grade.  He was such a joy to be around.  He was pretty sassy and always made me laugh.  But I am overjoyed to think about what he is experiencing in Heaven with Jesus right now!  

     Death is something I'm not sure I'll ever reconcile with while I'm on this earth.  It's easy to say that there's comfort in knowing my loves ones are in heaven, which there is...but the hurt and confusion that goes along with it is still something I have to grapple with.

I hope you're having a fabulous week!



7 comments :

  1. Death is something so very hard to process. I'm 32 and at 24 I lost my mom and my brother passed 2 years ago. I lost my mom's parents 14 days a part in 2009 and my dad's dad in 2006. It's been a tough road for sure!

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    1. I'm so sorry to hear that! I can't even imagine experiencing that kind of tragedy! Yes, still processing everything!

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  2. :( Keep your head up, Mere! Death is the hardest thing to come to terms with, I agree. It feels like it never gets easier but hanging on to hope and faith can always help get you through.

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    1. Thank you! It's definitely tough but sweet when I know my loved ones are dancing with Jesus!

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  3. I've also been thinking of death recently, particularly what my lost loved ones are feeling in their new life. I watch Long Island Medium often and I am always wondering what my loved ones would want to tell me from the other side, especially my great grandfather. I was only 16 and the only one in the room with him when he passed, it was a very tough loss.

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    1. I'm sorry to hear that...it sounds like such a tough thing to deal with!

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  4. death is hard but to me, I've grown to think of it as they got to live a good life with amazing memories that they got to share with the ones they love. this is usually how I think of the grandparents or the older generation that pass away. it might be wrong to think that way but their memory lives on forever. it's our job to pass their stories down to anyone that would listen so that they live on. it's not easy, I still get teary eyed talking about those that passed away in my life but it's nice to rehash the memories of them. stay strong girlie. <3

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