Monday, October 4, 2010

Until we meet again...

The death of the Beloved bears fruit in many lives. You and I have to trust that our short little lives can bear fruit far beyond the boundaries of our chronologies. But we have to choose this and trust deeply that we have a spirit to send that will bring joy, peace and life to those who will remember us.
- Henri Nouwen

Once again we have made that sad journey back home to our beginnings. These painful trips have come much too often of late for my husband’s family. Less than two years ago we said “goodbye” to his father and then to his mother and now, to his baby sister.

Hers was bittersweet. I guess most are.

It was only a year ago that she had a horrible fall which left her paralyzed and on a ventilator. The days that passed were never easy. Battling infections, poor medical care, bedsores – a weary warrior who tried to fight but the victory was not to be here. So at 45 years, her story ends and our stories change.

Rest in peace, Robin.

© A Sacred Longing 2009-2010


  1. Oh, Denise. I am so so sorry about your SIL. I had no idea that she was still so ill after the fall last year! I am praying for the whole family - I know this is jsut too much to bear on our own, but Praise God He is our strength!

  2. Dear Denise,

    This is such a tragedy...I am so very very sorry. You, your husband and family are in my thoughts and prayers. It is so heartbreaking.

    Several years ago when my dad passed away I also lost my two uncles (my dad's only two brothers) and an aunt (who was married to my dad's younger brother) all within a six month period of time and all of natural causes. It was such a difficult time of suffering and grieving.

    My heart goes out to all of you dear friend.

    Loving and hugging you across the miles,

  3. Dear Denise,
    I understand that pain and grief can never be adequately put into words. The feelings go deep...very deep. But each one of us has been in that is a shared journey.

    Please take comfort in knowing that you are not alone at this time.

    My heart goes out to you and your family. May you experience God's love in a very special way.


  4. Oh Denise... my heart broke reading your post. I am so sorry for the loss of dear Robin. May the loving, comforting arms of our Father embarce your husband, you and his family during this difficult time. My prayers are with you.

  5. Thinking about you today and praying.

    Love you,

  6. Denise - I'm so sorry for your family's loss. Praying God's sweet blessings over each of you. Thank YOU so much for your prayers for my family as well. BIG hug, Amy

  7. I have no doubt her peace is full and at final rest. I grieve your loss. I celebrate her gain.

    Prayers for you tonight...


  8. Oh, Denise. I remember when she had her accident. I'm so sorry it ended this way. I pray she has found peace and is whole in God's presence. I will be praying for you and your husband and your family. Bless your hearts.

  9. Denise,
    I am praying for your family. What a terrible time you all have been through. Such a tragedy.

    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and commenting. I don't know what in the world happened...I thought I was a follower of your blog! No wonder I hadn't seen any blog posts from you in awhile. Anyway, I'm following you now. :-)