Sunday, July 19, 2009

A perfect example of eternal love

Two years ago a friend of mine was diagnosed with brain cancer. She had three children and had just given birth to her fourth. There were times she couldn't remember the new baby. Surgery and medication worked for a while, and while she never got completely better, she was able to have time with her family and children.

But then the treatments stopped working. And then they just took it one day at a time knowing what was coming.

She and her husband were junior high sweet hearts. His devotion to her is inspirational. I watched them and I hope I never have to put my husband through that. And I pray that I can find a love like theirs.

A month or so ago I heard Alan Jackson's "Sissy's Song" on the radio and couldn't stop the tears. This friend of mine was very young. She is a daughter, wife, and mother. And to my mortal eyes, this makes absolutely no sense.

But there is a heaven waiting. Her suffering has an end. Her family will be eternal. In the mean time I know she'll be looking down on them and hoping they don't worry about her any more.

She died today at one in the afternoon. She will be greatly missed. And her legacy and example will continue in the hearts of countless people, mine included.


TRS said...


I'm sorry for your loss and for her family. Life does not make sense sometimes.

Thank you for sharing this song. My sister was murdered 24 years ago. She was only 22 years old and had a 2 year old son. Years do dull the pain, but it still stings somedays. This song is a blessing.