Tuesday, June 27, 2006

being there

Today was a bit of a rough day. Not nearly as rough as it was for my friend. I saw her go through grief, sorrow, sadness, tears and closure within a matter of 15 minutes. My friend burried her little boy today. She was pregnant with twin boys. For her to become pregnant was a miracle. She and her husband were beyond excited. She found out last month that one of the babies didn't make it. She went into labor last Wednesday at 33 weeks along and had a beautiful little boy, Gabriel. Today they burried his little brother, whom Amy held after he was delivered. I grieve with my friend. Seeing friends go through grief hurts. Hurts beyond description. I so wanted to take it from her. She is an amazing, amazing woman who has been through so very much in her life and has come out stronger in Christ because of it. I know God will grant her comfort. He promises never to leave her or her husband. I know He will carry her and her husband through this. Through the next weeks of grieving. Through the next weeks of caring for their little Gabriel and He will rejoice with them when they are able to finally bring him home from the hospital. And He already knows and is taking care of little Matthias. I hope it helped just being there today. Being there to give a hug. To care. To love. Being there to grieve along side. That's what friends do. To be there.


Hillary said...

Wow. That's terrible. I can't even imagine the pain and the questions that would bring. How good it is to have God in a time like this.

Your friend is lucky to have someone like you, too, to support her.

Carbon said...

You are a good friend. People are lucky to have someone like that in their lives. I hope she works thru it ok, I couldn't even imagine the pain she is feeling.

Emily Marie said...

wow, I'll pray for her.
You probably have no idea who i am, I am Kristen's friend.

Jean said...

I would hope anyone would be there for a friend during a time of grief. I think it's the worst time to feel alone.

Thank you Hillary and Maki.

Emily, I recognized your name from reading Kristen's blog :) thanks for commenting.

Kristen! said...

i totally understand. a little over a month ago, a friend of mine buried her two year old boy, noah. it was awful. it's so hard to feel so helpless in such tragedy. every time i think of my friend and her family, my heart aches.

... and i remember to hug my kids a little tighter.

GOD is good ALL THE TIME. his ways are not ours, and even though it's beyond understanding, he's working out our good and his glory. praise him in the pain.