Friday, March 19, 2010

Friday's Faith - The “Unwanted” Guest

Friday's Faith

The “Unwanted” Guest

Grief moved into our house one dark, dreary day,

Asking if we minded for a time he stay—

I asked him how long did he have in mind

Before he could, some other lodging find.

He felt misunderstood and simply said,

“Mam, Heaven said your baby girl is dead...

That’s usually the time I move in awhile.”

He spoke tenderly—seemed to have no guile.

Not wanting to offend, I did amend

My words—like I was talking to a friend,

“Why exactly would I let you move in?

I’m not quite the type to have such a friend.”

He pitied my naïveté and said,

“Mam, your life’s changed now that your child is dead.”

“But when you’re here, I think I’ll cry all day;

How do I go on living life that way?”

“Your whole life has been consumed with this child;

You may need some help, her loss t’ reconcile.

Consumed with her for years, you’ll shed many tears;

I’m here to help you walk this ‘Trail of Tears.’”

We invited Grief to move in that day;

Now a welcome guest, we need him to stay.

(Our world’s been turned upside down and emptied;

God had heard our heart’s cry, and answered gently.)

Our Lord knows our heart, and knows our needs best;

We thank Him for sending this “unwanted” guest.

Poem - The "Unwanted" Guest - Angie Bennett Prince - 11/9/2008


1 comment:

Sheri Perl said...

I lost my son Danny to an overdose of alcohol and prescription drugs on July 1, 2008. He was 22 years old. It has been devastating. The only thing that has helped me at all is my knowledge of the spirit world and the ability to "connect up" with Danny through thoughts, feelings, signs and of course, reputable mediums. Because Dan has made me aware, (through communications with medium Glenn Dove) that he feels and is uplifted by our prayers for him, I have started a Prayer Registry for parents who have lost children. In this way many of us can link up in thought and send group prayers out to each child registered on the anniversary day of their passing. The registry has not yet been in existence for a year and already we have heard from some of the kids, (through mediums) that the prayers are very helpful. My Danny describes it as "catching rides". The families on this side also report feeling supported by these prayers. Please read about the Prayer Registry, for which there is no charge, at my website: and please help me to spread the word. I’d like to see this open up to a much larger group. Thank you!

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