Wednesday, 04 April 2012 15:05
I have so many friends. Thank God for every one of them. I could not have made it through my son’s illness and death without them. You don’t realize what a friend means until you need one or two or a whole dozen. It took more than a dozen to hold me up these past weeks and they were all there.
“Love thy neighbor as thyself” has played over and over in my mind as each friend came by. I know they had other things to do but they took time to show me they cared. The visits during my painful days were a blessing to me. They helped break the dreaded aloneness and silence.
Those days will come, too, if I let them catch up with me but they will have to run fast for I feel the Lord is going to take care of me and take the burdens I now experience from my heart.
So many times I have heard people say, “he’s at peace now.” I never really thought about that phrase until it now affects my own life and I do thank God that he is at peace now.
I will always feel the presence of my son and the love we felt for each other but he told me not to grieve that he knew where he was going. What a blessing that is to me at this time.
It was so heart-warming for me to see so many of my friends and John’s friends of today and long ago at the memorial service. My Celebrate Recovery friends who attended were very special to me. Again, “love thy neighbor.” They know I love them and they love me.
What a wonderful thing.