Sunday, September 12, 2021

Sadness is inevitable in this life

 Car of the day:

 1958 Ford X2000 concept!

 For today:

All of life is not going to be full sail in calm waters:

I am afraid soon I will know of more people below the grass than above, I might already be there.

Yesterday we stood at a grave side service of a young lady who has been fighting that ugliest of ugly words, Cancer. She was upbeat through it all. Sherry would read me her entries on FB, they were ALWAYS optimistic. She was one of HIS Children and also the young daughter of a friend. The minister said something I cannot forget: She never met a stranger, just a new friend.

Last week another good friend buried his wife. She was always a breath of fresh air and was always “Blessed” all I had to do was ask, “How are you today?” And with a smile she would answer, “BLESSED”.

Next week, another friend Billy, will bury his Jewel. She fought a very short courageous battle with that Nasty word Cancer. Please think of Billy and offer a prayer. He is such a nice guy but it will be tough, he is blind and Jewel was his eyes. You can imagine the tough hoops he will have to jump through just to remain up and living.

Billy can see forms, and determine day and night. He hasn’t been blind long and is blind due to something going wrong during a ‘routine’ operation which had nothing to do with his sight.

I KNOW the PAIN at death of the faithful is to those of us who are left, those taking that final voyage are in no more pain.

I’m reminded that I always say there are NO MINOR operations. My son Jack says a minor operation is one that is performed on someone else.

I know I shouldn’t feel bad complaining about my back and hearing problems and neither one is life threatening but I do.

I can sympathize & try to understand when someone loses a child or mate, but I CANNOT truly understand their deep feelings because I have not experienced that.

But we all must weather the storms of life:

Take care and be safe.


PS: I am being pretty careful, I have decided to take the Covid shot, but have not gotten around to it yet.


Mevely317 said...

So much sadness, all about. I'm so sorry for the loss of your friends. Poor Billy! Not sure if this is a viable option, but one of my lady friend's husband fell 99.9% blind 5-6 years ago. He took advantage of a 6-week program that teaches independent life skills to the sight-challenged. We were visiting with him last night and he said on the second day they had them in the kitchen preparing a meal!
Here's a link to their website.

yaya said...

I'm so sorry for the loss of your friends. I'm glad you will be vaccinated. I will say a prayer for your friend Billy. He will have a hard journey ahead. My Jack says the same thing about "minor" surgeries and as a former surgical's very true! Stay safe and I sure hope your back is getting better.

Victor S E Moubarak said...

I am so sorry to hear all these news. I am praying for all concerned.

I am praying for you, Sherry, and your family.

God bless.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Yes there is a lot of sadness in life, but also many good times too. I like to think the good times help to get us through the bad ones. So sorry for the loss of so many of your friends. I will keep their families in my prayers. It's so hard to lose those we love. Glad you are getting the shot just hope you don't catch the virus befor you do that. It's something none of us should put off for sure.

Dar said...

Our deepest prayers for all who suffer the loss of loved ones. It's very hard. My aunt passed after a brave fight of cancer also. So hard. At first, we had gotten the vaccine with mama in mind but it's also for us. We do feel better just knowing we are somewhat getting the flu shot. I'm glad you'll be getting yours also, if not for you, for others. We love having you in our lives.
loven'hugs from up north in our gloomy, wet day. But oh, how we need the rain.