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Monday Musings


Monday, May 13, 2013

Last week was a tiring week for us. Last Monday was a long work day for me. Then Tuesday morning, about 8 AM, received a call from a dear friend, that his wife passed through the night. I mourned all day Tuesday. My eyes hurt that night. Of course, Wednesday was spent reliving many memories of our friend. The last two years had been a terrible struggle for her. She had lung cancer and never smoked. She had pneumonia the week before she died and was released to go home while still fighting it. The Dr told her husband she was also combating the effects of the chemo, which had been discontinued. Thursday PM we went to the viewing. Friday we went to the funeral. There were "many" old friends that were there. I couldn't help but wonder, which one of the old group would be next.

This was the first dear friend we had lost. As we get older, I guess it is to be expected that more of those we love will pass -- including us. A line from an old gospel song asks, "Anyone here want to live forever? Say "I do." I don't want to live here on this earth forever with all of the heartaches, wickedness, pain . . . But I have chosen to live forever with my Lord Jesus. The blessed hope of going to sleep in Jesus, and waking up in glory with Him, where there is no more pain, suffering, dying gives me and those who believe a special peace.

"Because He lives, I can face tomorrow."

Have a Blessed day, All!
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ADAPTOR 5/14/2013 9:07AM

    I hope you feel the love that is sent your way to embrace you in this time.

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LADYVOLSFAN1954 5/14/2013 12:58AM

    So sorry for your loss. emoticon

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TATTER3 5/13/2013 11:22PM

    Blessings!

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CARLYG8 5/13/2013 6:34PM

    I am so sorry for your loss. I am glad that you know the peace of our sweet, sweet Savior! Prayers for you and your friend's family.

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DUSTYPRAIRIE 5/13/2013 6:28PM

    (((hugs))), Barb.
The timing of this blog is something. I was just washing dishes and singing that song. "soon and very soon, we are going to see the king"

Life is so precious. I'm sorry for your pain.

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NEWCHINELO 5/13/2013 3:30PM

    take heart my dear!

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NYKIMMIE 5/13/2013 3:28PM

    emoticon I'm sorry for your loss emoticon

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AMARILYNH 5/13/2013 12:12PM

    You know just in this past year I've realized the WORST thing about growing older is losing friends. Up until then I've LOVED these years - I consider this the best time of my life. But losing a friend - that's SO not good. Sending hugs and prayers!!

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1935MARY 5/13/2013 8:53AM

    Sorry for your lost. I lost my friend 2 years ago to cancer too. It is such a nasty, vicious ,disease. We do expect to pass away when we get older, but not from something like this. I am so sorry, I know your pain. emoticon

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SNS1968 5/13/2013 8:53AM

    I'm very sorry for your loss. My condolences.

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