It is especially sad for anyone to lose a loved one during the holidays. Our daughter is a registered nurse who cares for the sick and dying on a routine basis. When she was inconsolable caring for a young man in his early twenties, I suggested I would compose a poem of comfort to share with his family. He passed as she was on her way home for a visit with us, but she wrote a card and enclosed the poem for his family. I revised it for another family who lost a loving daughter too soon in life, and my husband passed this on to those in grief. I share this poem with you, my readers, who may also be in similar circumstances. May you always have the loving warmth of family and friends nearby to comfort and console in your hour of need.
A Comfort Prayer
Be at peace and comforted in the knowledge
that God has chosen you to come be with Him
in heaven today. God is giving you the greatest
Guardian Angel today. We may not understand.
We may mourn relentlessly, but be at peace,
knowing that God is with you on earth and your
son, the newest Guardian Angel will watch over
you until you see one another again.
Love knows no boundaries. We don’t understand
God’s plan for us. But you are never alone in
this world or in the next. God sometimes picks
his youngest to leave the earthly suffering.
It is incomprehensible that a parent has
to bury a child. In the depths of your sorrow,
be at peace with yourself. You did your
best. God does not ask for more.
Find solace in the Lord. Ask Him what
He wants from you. Pray to Him and to
your son who will want you to be happy.
It is not for us to understand.
It is for us to trust. Trust in the Lord
and try to live in peace on earth
and do good deeds to help others.
God has chosen well today and always.
Be at peace. Your son had loving
nurses to ease his pain and in his
hour of need, He has also given
you a listening ear and love.
Be at peace now. Rest.
God loves you greatly.
He always has and He
always will. Amen.
Thanks to my talented niece and photographer Sally for many of her photos from Costa Rica. Her blog can be found at rosedevi.blogspot.com/