It's been a tough week in blogland. Such a huge and confusing loss. Hearts are broken, dreams shattered, and we are left to wonder, what remains?
Hallie, John and Connor~~these words have meant so much to me in my times of grief. I hope somehow you hear them...I pray you find grace and peace.
"in our lives we hunger for those we cannot touch.
all the thoughts unuttered, all the feelings unexpressed
play upon our hearts like the mist upon our breath.
but, awoken by grief, our spirits speak
'how could you believe that the life within the seed
that grew arms that reached
and a heart that beat
and lips that smiled
and eyes that cried
could ever die?'
here comes the blue sky
here comes springtime
when the rivers run high and the tears never dry.
when everything that dies
lovelovelove is stronger than death."
(lyrics by Matt Johnson
after the death of his brother.)
Peace to you little one~