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."
So I feel.
Today I feel sad.