Monday, December 8, 2008

Today I Grieve With and For His Family

This morning before the sun rose, he died.

I do not know the pain of losing a child, especially an only child, but I imagine it and it is too horrifying to comprehend. Today I grieve for his mother's loss, her unbearable pain and the awful days, months and years to come, facing each new day without him.

I grieve for his grandparents, who face not only the death of their grandson, but also the grief of their own daughter.

The only consolation this family has are the promises they believe and cling to, until they can see B again on a paradise earth....

(Romans 15:4) For all the things that were written aforetime were written for
our instruction, that through our endurance and through the comfort from the
Scriptures we might have hope.

(Acts 24:15) and I have hope toward
God...that there is going to be a resurrection. . .

(John 5:28-29) . .
.Do not marvel at this, because the hour is coming in which all those in the
memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out, those who did good things to a
resurrection of life. . .

(Revelation 21:3-4) . . .And God himself will
be with them....And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor
outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away."


La Belette Rouge said...

I have no words only a deep sadness for all who love him. I send the sincerest condolences. Hugs and much love to you.

Paula said...

How very terrible. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. Sending lots of hugs.

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

Oh no. I am just hearing this. It is going to affect a lot of friends we know because it was a far reaching family. Sorry to you too as you were so close to him since he was a child. Hugs from me too.

Le laquet said...

Oh my gosh - the worst pain loosing your child. Very much in my thoughts today.

~Tessa~Scoffs said...

Prayers for B's family. Through you, we have been touched by his life and sweetness. Thank you.

Cassoulet Cafe said...

Samos Sis,
Thank you, your words are perfect. I just feel so bad for the family, and I can't stop thinking about how someone is alive one minute and gone the next. It's so unnatural to me.

thank you :)

Yes, it is a huge loss affecting lots and lots of people. Thanks for the hugs!

Le Laquet,
Yes, I have heard (and can imagine) that losing a child is the very worst loss one can feel. I can't stop thinking about my friend losing her only son...**sigh**

Thank you...he definitely was the sweetest and cutest little boy and I am happy to have taken care of him all those years ago. I still imagine him so little...and I just can't believe he's gone.

Marshmallow Circus said...

I can't even imagine. Prayers and positive thoughts to his family and to you.

Laura said...

We are all so sorry for your loss. Only when you are ready reach out and we will try to catch you.

Deb said...

My heart aches for you, for his family, and especially for his child. His spirit will live on through all of you because of your love for him.

Hugs to you, Cass.

Ann said...

I am sorry for the loss. Lean on those who extend a hand or a shoulder to lean on.

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry for all his family and friends. Nothing anyone can say will make it better; only time has that power.

Anna Lefler said...

Oh, my goodness, I am so sorry. I'm sending the very best thoughts and prayers your way, as well as to his family.

So very, very sad.

Take care...

~ Anna

sassy stephanie said...

Oh how sad.

My friend lost her 22 yr old (only) son over a year ago. These things are devastating beyond belief. Prayers to everyone.