13
Jan

Coping with death

I just learned last night about the passing of a friend and I am having a real struggle with it. I am a Christian and I know what is waiting on the other side but I still feel sad. I met this friend 7 years ago when I began babysitting their daughter.  They were a great family and that one child of theirs meant the world to him.  He was a teacher at Casady schools here in Oklahoma and he was an amazing musician. He would also give my oldest daughter guitar lessons and my younest daugter keyboard lessons. My oldest daughter went through a summer program with him at Casady and put on a show at the end of their “music camp”.  He was known and loved by many people through his work as a musician and through his work with the kids at Casady.  His biggest fan was his now 7 year old daughter Grace.  He just made it through a horrible battle with a brain tumor they found and after a couple relapses he was back playing music again and talking about heading back to work at Casady so I am just floored by his passing. I thought the worst was behind them and that he would be considered a brain tumor survivor.

As sad as I feel I can only image how sweet little Grace is feeling over this huge loss in her life. I ask that everyone of you that pray to please pray for strength and peace and for the Lord to wrap his loving arms around his child and hold her extra close.  I am a big softie and could actually walk into a complete strangers funeral and sit down and cry their loss. I feel everyone’s pain and just looking at the hurt on others faces and seeing their pain hurts me to my core.  How do you all deal with the loss of loved ones? Is there anyone that I can pray for in your life?

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  1. I am sorry for your loss and for your friend’s family. I’m sending positive thoughts for peace to everyone.
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