Sunday, November 2, 2008


As I have been feeling the pain and sorrow that accompany a death I have been questioning the feelings. Why do I feel so sad, when I am so thankful she has passed away? She is finished with this earthly life, reunited, and I know I will see her again. That our families continue on. Why so much sadness?

A friend gave me a book today and had a page turned down. I read it sitting in the car in the garage as everyone was filing in from church. I sat and cried.

"It is natural to feel sorrow at such times. In fact, mourning is one of the deepest expressions of love. The Lord said, "Thou shalt live together in love, insomuch that thou shalt weep for the loss of them that die" (D&C 42:45) The only way to take sorrow out of death is to take love out of life."

I live.
I love.
So I feel.
Today I feel sad.


Brooke said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. We mourn because we just simply love them and miss them. Knowing we will be together again doesn't take away the pain of missing them. You are in my prayers.

Layne Bushell said...

I'm behind in my blog reading. I just got caught up on your blog and learned that your Grandmother passed away. I'm sorry I didn't know sooner. I hope you'll be able to feel the peace that comes from the knowledge that families live into the eternites. We'll keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

Meghan said...

Beautiful post. I have been thinking about you.