What? We will NEVER forget! We will ALWAYS remember. FOREVER!
Always and forever should really only be words used to describe eternity. They really have no place in our ever changing world,amen?
I'm becoming aware of another aspect of this journey. People who have walked this road before must already know about it, though I've never heard it mentioned.
We so love our " loved ones". How especially dear do our departed ones become to us!! We will always remember them and we will never forget them!....
True- to some extent. But what happens when the poignant memories begin to fade? When the things they ALWAYS said and did become something we are reminded of instead of being freshly on our mind? For those of us who have been years without our loved one, does the face fade a bit and the memory of the voice a bit unclear?
If this isn't happening yet, I believe that grieving ones carry a real FEAR that it will BEGIN to happen. What do we do with that?
The same thing we do with all thought and feelings that threaten to drown us in the depths if dispair- take every thought captive, and think right thoughts. I have some thoughts to encourage you that perhaps you've not considered . And feel free to comment what you think! I read all of the very few comments I do get!!
We forget that when our loved one, in our case Charity, went to Heaven, we didn't lose her. We know where she is at. And though I understand and appreciate your sweet words that you are sorry for our loss, We are sorry for our WAIT. Yes our wait. We are sorry that we have to WAIT to see Char Char. We're sorry we can't be enjoying her ourselves this very minute- yet thankful that she is enjoying her every minute in our wait.
And though we were blessed to make 16 years of precious memories with our girl, we may be tempted to forget- but our time with her is not OVER. It is merely delayed. ( I find it ironic that I began this post a few hours ago- and this morning lil Ella woke up and said she didn't remember what Charity looks like)
So let us remember that we have all of eternity to look forward to spending with our redeemed loved ones. We will yet enjoy time and experiences in the LIFE to come. So if you, like we, have a loved one who had departed to that country that IS our own- I'm not sorry for your loss but I too am sorry for your wait. Let patience have its perfect work dear ones. May the Zlord strengthens us in our journey.