Tuesday, April 22, 2008
I heard that my friend's daughter passed away tonight. Even as her body faded away last year she thought of her family. Where does a child so young find such courage and compassion? Is it all faith? I think such strength of character comes from the love, compassion and character she knew growing up. Her mother has taken such wonderful care of her for so long while keeping her family together and focused on the future. I look at this mother's strength and my own and I come up wanting. When my weaknesses tempt me how can I give in, remembering her devotion to her family?
I hope this family can come together and heal their hearts and souls. I am sure they will as they are bound in love and steadfast in their faith. I am grateful she did not know the pain so many victims must deal with. I shall always be grateful to them for this glimpse of what a family can be.
Bless you all my dear friends. Rest in blessed peace dear child. You live on in the hearts of those who knew you and loved you, and they are legion.
It is warm here but I am cold.