If you've been reading Life with Lynnie (LwL) even for a short time, you'll be aware that I haven't been well. And, for the most part, I haven't been going out.
After all, my surgeon/doctor told me that I should only drive if it was absolutely necessary.
Even so, I saw my friend V when she was at Hospice, before she died. You probably read about my visiting her.
How could I not visit with her? It's not like I could ask her to put off her death until my physical condition improved!
She had been a great friend to me, over the years.
We actually had a couple of wonderful visits there, together. I'm thankful she was still awake and alert.
And the last time, after she had collapsed and drifted into an unconscious state. Unfortunately, she never woke up. Not then. Not ever, again.
Yesterday, I saw V again. This time, it was at the funeral home.
My heart breaks for V's family. And, for some of her friends. After all, grief isn't fun, at all.
Yes, we know she is with the Lord, and no longer is experiencing pain, suffering, or sorrow.
I was reminded of Revelation 21:4, "And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away." There will come a time, when all believers will experience this!
I praise God! For we know that V is no longer suffering. All her tears, sorrow and pain, are gone.
But, while that is all well and good for V, those left behind must deal with the pain and sorrow of losing someone they love. Her.
At the funeral home, I ran into several people I knew and hadn't seen in a very long time. Some were V's relatives. Others, were her friends.
In the afternoon, I attended the visitation, alone. In the evening, I returned, since her children knew that V considered me her best friend.
My youngest daughter, P met me there, to offer her condolences to V's family. I was thankful that.
I praise God that He gave us the ability to pray. No matter where we are.
So, I silently prayed and praised God. For being blessed, being reacquainted. And, for having known and loved, V.
Until next time...
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