Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Enfolding Love

We Can Rise Above Ourselves

Today I attended the funeral of a child just becoming a man.
He died fully engaged in life chasing down his dreams, alive in hope and expectation.
Two families experienced this tragedy.
Both grieved with broken hearts and shattered dreams.  They had out lived their child.
They did not know how to cope except to put one foot in front of the other and travel those moments lead by compassionate hands, somber smiles and
The hope that tomorrow and the tomorrows that will come after will diminish their pain over time.
 Outside of this tragedy his families never speak.
Their lives did not intersect by choice, by design, by need and by anger.
Today they were more than themselves.
Today they reached out in love to their son and their love was more than their, hurt,  could hold.
Their love burst out to enfold them all
and they were his Family
More than themselves, stronger in this moment able to endure today.
Tomorrow they will once again grieve the loss through the pieces of him they hold and cherished.
Two families that never speak, lives that never intersect, by choice, by design, by need and by anger.
 Today we buried a child becoming a man.  A child chasing his dreams, alive in hope and expectation.

 by Marjorie Snyder 

Grandma Snyder

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