How do you fill the aching hole in your heart when someone you love is no longer there? My dear Aunt Phyllis passed away in her sleep, just as the doctors said she would. She had a fall at home, and what they found when they got her to hospital, was that she probably had 1 – 3 months to live. She was 74.
Who’s going to make me biscuits and gravy when I go back to the US? Who’s going to introduce me to such wonderful and strange foods like Chicken Fried Steak, and Fried Cornmeal Mush with Ham?
It never occurred to me that it would end like this. In the back of my mind I always thought that one day I would be showing her the sights of Perth and taking her to our famous Kings Park and doing the tree-top walk. This picture is of the newest rose in my rose garden, the Oklahoma. She will be buried in Oklahoma today.
I am reminded of a verse in the bible: (NIV) Ecclesiastes 3: 1,2. There is a time for everything and a season for every activity under the heavens: a time to be born and a time to die…
Our sadness will soon be replaced with Joy. We have a new grandchild due to be born any day now, and plans are in full swing. The nursery is ready, the pram scrubbed clean, the soft toys all washed, the baby car seat in their car ready. Grandma and Grandad (us) are on standby to look after the other children.
Thank you Lord, that there is a time to mourn and a time to be glad. And thank you for the people who crisscross our lives.
(c) DJ Stutley 2013