Monday, February 15, 2010

Now

There was more to yesterday's post, but blogger decided not to save it for some reason. I had come back after we gathered. My thoughts of course were with G and her family. As we sat and talked about her I got a fuller picture of who she was. Generous, full of life and love for all of God's creatures. She was one of those people who saw what needed to be done and just did it, quietly and without fanfare. The posts on her CaringBridge site reflect many of the lives she touched. She will be missed by many. She will be taken off life support today after arrangements are made for organ donation. Of course. A final act of generosity. It fits.

Life. G's and dad's and the pastor and his wife that lost theirs in the accident....all of our lives, precious, long or short, we don't know. It can be so fragile. It's the only one we have, with now the only time to live it.

6 comments:

ElastiGirl said...

it's an interesting place to be... looking forward and back all at one

Purple said...

Seems Lent has arrived early for you, R, and many of your friends and family. Prayers.

Mary Beth said...

(o)

Silent said...

Thanks especially for this last paragraph. I just got a call that a 6 year old in my congregation entered a hospice house today. He was diagnosed with an untreatable condition at age 9 months and outlived his expected diagnosis by years. I think it's because the family lived with this kind of sentiment in mind. I don't know if the other pastor or I will do the funeral, but if I do, may I use this?

Mompriest said...

love, loss, tragedy, love, hope, life. Lent to Easter and back again. prayers for you and your family.

RevDrKate said...

Silent....certainly, and prayers for your little guy.