Tuesday, June 06, 2006

emotional

I'm feeling torn.

My best girl friend's father-in-law, and an elder in our church, is extremely ill and will probably not live on this earth for many more days. She is hurting and I know her husband is too of course. We are leaving town tonight for a few days. I hate the timing of this. I want to be here for her. Thing is, I'm not even sure what to do when I am here. I've tried to listen and hope that helps. I've been praying. I hate that we're leaving town at a time like this but we're going to meet Chris' family who we only see once or twice a year. It's important for us to spend time with them, but I also feel it's important for me to be here for her. We've had this trip planned for months and with the family scattered in New Mexico, Texas and South Carolina, planning it took some doing.

Please pray for my friend that she & her husband will feel peace. Even when you know a loved one is going to Heaven, grief is still felt in the heart. Please pray that I will be there for them in ways that they can feel & in ways that they need even though I may not be physically present at a time when I feel I should be.

4 comments:

jettybetty said...

I'm so thankful we can pray and God hears and answers no matter where we are.

Meredith said...

Praying for them and for you.....

Jan said...

Being present immediately after the loss of a loved one is often not as important as being there in the weeks that follow. After the funeral is over and the flowers are all gone, your friend will need a good friend to help her continue to work through her grief and allow her to talk about her loss. You will be there when she needs you most and she will understand if you can't be there for the services. Pray for her, show her love and be there for her after everyone else has gone back to their routines.

Erica said...

Your friend knows that you treasure her and will be there when you can. I agree with Jan it is the weeks after that she will want you to be there the most. We will pray for both of you at this time. You are a jewel of a friend I can tell.