As my birthday month comes to a close, I consider long life a blessing from God, especially if you have your health and independence and those close to you who make it so special. But one disadvantage is having to experience the loss of beloved family members and close friends. Over the years I’ve attended or been aware of so many funerals and memorials. Just a few weeks ago I attended a memorial for a sister-in-law who died unexpectedly. And I’ve lost another longtime acquaintance. She worked upstairs in the same building where I worked. It’s sad. We miss them. As the Scriptures say, there is a time to grieve, and we should allow ourselves and others that time. But we can have the full assurance our loved ones are not gone forever. We will all be together again.
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Briefly Speaking is full of hope and encouragement--that's my goal. I'm a professional writer who promises you sometimes funny, sometimes thought-provoking comment on my life in horse country in north Texas and on what's happening in the world at large. View all posts by Sheila Graham