Tuesday, June 17, 2008
I haven't wanted to write just for the sake of writing. I want it to come from the heart. I have been waiting for the right time for my next entry. There are too many sacred experiences, too many thoughts to share, but I will try to put into words the new life we are experiencing.
While we were in the hospital with Lucy, Bishop Barnes gave Vic a beautiful blessing. I remember him saying something about "this new path and new life for the three of you." I knew at that moment that things would never be the same. Truthfully, I knew at the moment Lucy started choking that things would never be the same, I just didn't know how. Let me tell you how now:
The sky is bluer. The sun is brighter. The rain is wetter. The trees are greener. And every interaction with every human being is real and significant. No matter the length, no matter the person, no matter what is said. I feel an overwhelming sense of love and unity for the entire human family.
This entire experience has been so sacred. Extremely difficult, but sacred. We have cried several different kinds of tears these past few weeks. The most interesting for me have been tears of humility and gratitude. The well of giving is deeper than I imagined possible. In the days surrounding Lucy's funeral, feet were literally worn out in our service. I have a future blog entry entitled, "Shoes on a Plate" dedicated to those who served us, and continue to serve us. It will astound you what a ward, branch, and earthly family can do.
A quote shared at Lucy's funeral by John Flint has been particularly comforting to me:
" We have again the warning voice sounded in our midst, which shows the uncertainty of human life; and in my leisure moments I have meditated upon the subject, and asked the question, why it is that infants, innocent children, are taken away from us, especially those that seem to be the most intelligent and interesting. The strongest reasons that present themselves to my mind are these: This world is a very wicked world; and it...grows more wicked and corrupt...The Lord takes many away, even in infancy, that they may escape the envy of man, and the sorrows and evils of this present world; they were too pure, too lovely, to live on earth; therefore, if rightly considered, instead of mourning we have reason to rejoice as they are delivered from evil, and we shall soon have them again..." -Joseph Smith
Thank you for sharing in our sacred experience.
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