Sunday, May 22, 2011

Two Funerals

I attended a funeral yesterday for a friend that died of colon cancer in her mid 50's. Her diagnosis was 5 1/2 months ago. The service was beautiful. She planned it herself. Her husband was amazing to share the story of her life. They have three great kids. Her love for Christ was evident.

Yesterday was also the funeral (half the country away) of a friend that we had met in China. He was 50. He'd been fighting cancer for years. He left behind two young kids and an amazing wife. Wish I could have attended that funeral. His love for Christ was firm. He was so ready for heaven. He had endured so much pain and sickness.

My friend's dad died last month too. An old family friend lost his mother.

And my dad.

It's a lot of sadness. A lot of holding tight to hope and heaven. I'm not asking why. I think I get it.
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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hugs to you, Kristine . . . and keep holding fast to Jesus!! These first weeks are the hardest in grief, but it will get better. Call if you need to talk, or need a break.