Life after Death

Dedicated to Cristi

When someone you love dies, life stands still, but it still goes on without you. No one can stop it. And that can be annoying. Or heartbreaking.

It seems so insensitive that stores remain open, people laugh and celebrate, cars keep rolling towards inane destinations. It feels disrespectful.

Your world has ended. At least the world you knew. Or a big chunk of it broke off.

Faith is best friends with hope. Faith is patience. Faith is believing in the future. Sometimes grief wins, but faith and grief are not enemies.

Grief is a pure form of love. It is evidence that a meaningful relationship existed and still exists.

Grief is a reminder of what once was and what will be. It’s a bridge, though at times you can only see one end of that bridge.

Life groans on, out of balance, with a tumor called grief. But grief is love and love is the light of faith and with faith we can go on.

2 thoughts on “Life after Death

  1. Cristi May 4, 2014 / 8:53 pm

    Thank you for your understanding, comfort, and support. If anyone understands losing a parent, it is you.


  2. Dawn May 4, 2014 / 11:44 pm

    That's exactly how I felt when I lost my mother, and the same way a year later when I lost my grandfather. I could not fathom how people could just live when there was so much to sorrow for.


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