Friday, January 29, 2016

Passing on earth we mourn others rejoice to meet

“Life is eternal, and love is immortal,and death is only a horizon; and a horizon is nothing save the limit of our sight.” Rossiter Worthington Raymond

Death is a painful reality of life. People need to try and understand that we all will go through the pain of having to bury a loved one. I do not see death as a final measure for people. People live on in loved ones thoughts and I believe that they live on in the actions and thoughts of loved ones. I recently went to a wake of a former patient whose family I had grown extremely close to while he was in one of our hospitals. The love that could be felt amongst this family allowed me to realize how truly loved and admired he was. I can’t imagine the pain and difficulty that is involved with the passing of a parent. I can only hope that I will try and live in accordance with the quote by Rossiter Worthington Raymond. The family of the deceased man I am sure will be in a state of mourning for quite some time. My heart goes out to them and I can only hope that they realize what a beloved man he was. He worked hard in his own therapies as well as he encouraged as many people as he was able to interact with while in the facility. At his wake I witnessed several people who worked alongside him while he was in the hospitals. His wife and his children were exceptionally broken up and emotional. It is my understanding that they believe in life after death and it is my hope that they will be able to achieve some level of piece in knowing that he has now entered a new dimension of life. He will live on forever in the hearts of those who love him. The love and the warmth that was felt from this family must have been an indicator of how close knit they were. Family and loved ones draw strength and support from each other in these times of deep need. Every person and every family will grieve differently and everyone is entitled to their own grief process. Others who have passed will have the pleasure to meet those beloved members of our living world who have crossed over. Regardless death will always be difficult it is just my hope that I can help to be supportive of those that are going through the grieving process. I depend so much on my parents it is very difficult for me to imagine any life without them. I am just going to make sure that I am as gracious and loving to them as possible while I have them. I thank you very much for reading!


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