Thursday, January 28, 2010

For D.

What can I say, dear friend, to ease your heart in its breaking?

There are no perfect words when someone dies; there is no easy way through pain.

We grasp for comfort, but grief has a way of hitting like a tidal wave; it's hard to find a steady place to stand when your whole world is upside down.

Know this: that each day is a treasure and that love is its own reward.

I still believe in prayer and that something good and kind comes from it.

My prayer for you is that you continue to reach out
and ask for what you need
that you are able to say what you need to say
and that you go easy on yourself.

Please help me to care for you now
the way you have done for so many and for me
Take your time...
Understand there is no right or wrong way
Carry on...
Let me stand beside you again.

5 comments:

Jayne said...

What a lovely and caring acknowledgment of a friend's grief Laura... D is lucky to have you as a friend.

NCmountainwoman said...

I will add my prayers for D and for you as well.

MojoMan said...

Spoken by one who knows...

Cathy said...

Great kindness.

Great wisdom.

This is rather large:

"My prayer for you is that you continue to reach out
and ask for what you need
that you are able to say what you need to say
and that you go easy on yourself."

Kathiesbirds said...

Laura, did you write this? It is lovely.