As a Christian, I haven’t reached the point yet when I can “rejoice” over death. I know I should wholeheartedly, but there is still so much sadness over the loss of a family member or friend.
A friend of my husband’s lost his two year battle to cancer this week. He was young, a teacher, a husband, and the father of two little, little children.
For two years, he and his family have struggled through many treatments, bad days, and the painful last few weeks. Yet, though it all, his wife has shown the most amazing grace and peace despite knowing what was to come.
Her blog is Faith, Family, & Friendships. The name alone tells you want this strong woman values and what has helped their entire family cope with their journey through cancer (and now, death).
I know that everyone is so happy that Brad no longer struggles to breathe, no longer struggles with pain . . . no longer struggles with life. But, at the same time, I can’t imagine the pain of losing your partner, your husband, your best friend — the one you have learned to lean on. Your daddy.
If you have time today, I would encourage you to visit her blog, get a glimpse of this amazing family, and — if you feel so moved — leave her a word of encouragement and prayer. At such a time as this, I can’t imagine a more tangible way for us “bloggers” to be able to reach out to another.