Wednesday, April 02, 2008

When it matters

(it's over, K passed around 8:30 pm and her family was with her)


When it matters-you go...
You pay to leave your car in a confusing hospital parking deck that holds over 2,000 vehicles.
You bring food, you bring love, you bring 2 open arms to hold who ever needs holding.
Sometimes you struggle to find the words to convey what's written on your heart... but the fact you are standing there means everything- you don't have to speak.

When it matters- you go...
To pick up someone's brother in law, and bring pizza.
You hug strangers you've heard about, but never met.
You bite your lip when you would otherwise tell someone to get a grip.
You look at the world through the eyes of a teenager, and a 5 year old who've lost their mom, and suddenly nothing in your own life seems terribly important.

When it matters- you go...
You walk to the bathroom with your best friend- just to be with her.
You stand at the foot of the bed with her as she says good bye to her sister.
You try to make the younger ones feel at ease- as if life will go on, even though for now it has come to a complete stop.
You shed tears, not because of your own pain...but because you are bearing the pain of the ones you love.

When it matters- GO.
It's the most important thing any of us will ever do.
I promise.


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Thank you- all of you- for the words you've left with me- for the prayers, and encouragement, and bits of wisdom you've graciously left for me. None of it has been wasted- I used all of it- I needed all of it.

Hugs~

7 comments:

boneman said...

Well, you're a good girl, Cora. And when it all comes back and it's bound to do that eventually, I'm pretty sure everyone of us will hold out our shoulders for YOU to cry on, hug YOU back, even if we're not the hugging type, and, hopefully, help YOU see that we love ya!
Good going for being strength. That above all is probably what our CREATOR wants from us.

foam said...

xo
i understand..
xo

ThursdayNext said...

Cora, you are an angel to your friend and her family. I keep thinking about her children and just weep, especially for the five year old. Sending more prayers...

iamnot said...

Oh the poor children...

Love to you all Cora.

leelee said...

On the wings of an angel....

HUGS!!

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reekinrunkle said...

Katherine was a great lady - she will be missed - but she leaves a legacy in her children. I like to think that she will be helping God now, watching of them and continueing to love and adore them.