It seems attending funerals and visiting funeral homes has become a frequent outing. Mom's was May 5 and then a good friend Donna's mother died soon after school was over. In June we had friends from Memphis stop by on the way to the beach and the night before they left Jill's mom died unexpectedly. June 23 our family attended a former Caldwell student's funeral, Justin who was only 27. At the end of June, a Caldwell mom, Alicia 41 died of lung cancer, leaving husband and four young children. July 7, a good friend and neighbor Ray, buried his mother. Today a co-worker Lisa buried her husband after a long bout with cancer, he was 60. His only son Adam is 15 years old. Grief, loss and sadness surrounds us. It doesn't even have to be a death but estranged relationships or just fear of the unknown.
It's easy for this to take me to a place of fear and deep sadness. Yet, if this was all there was to life I'm sure I would live in a place of hopelessness. Thankfully, He is preparing a place for us where whatever we imagine is the best thing on this earth we will find in Heaven to be so much better. I look forward to the day when there is no pain, sickness, and death. Until that day I will keep walking this path of life and supporting my friends.