Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Wednesday's Woe - Another Mother

Wednesday's Woe

Another Mother

Tommy and I got a text last night at 10:46 p.m. from friends of ours; the husband belonged to one of Tommy's bands in the days before Merry Katherine's death. They had just found out their 21-year-old only daughter was killed less than one mile from our home on the day before Mother's Day. Tommy and I have been absolutely devastated for them.

We always felt very deeply for child-loss parents before we lost our child, but now we are feeling the same ice-cold crushing pain in our hearts that we had the first day we discovered we lost our baby. Before, we could not know the many dimensions of grief these parents would undergo. But now we know. Oh how we know. And we dread it for them. And we are devastated for them. And it is like their grief literally becomes our grief in its raw pain. Our hearts are now caught in death's vice along with theirs. It is uncanny.

We now know what a child-loss parent actually endures after a precious little one is killed, that it is borderline unbearable. My heart has been so heavy all day. What is happening in our world that these beautiful children are being plucked away in just a moment's time when we have invested our entire lives into loving and protecting them. It is absolutely inconceivable and too horribly cruel. Please pray for our friends Thomas and Sharon.

Another Mother

Another Mother

Another loss.

Another Mother's cross.

How unbearable

Is our world

When we lose

Our little girl.

God in Heaven

Reach down please;

Help our Mothers'

Pain to ease.

Comfort my friend;

Comfort me.

Soothe us Lord:

Again our babies we'll see...


Bear one another's burdens, and thereby fulfill the law of Christ.

~NASB, 1995

Picture - Graciously giving us his permission to use his oil painting, "Contorted," is Scottish artist, Crawfurd Adamson of crawfurdadamson.com
Poem - Another Mother - Angie Bennett Prince - 5/10/2011
NASB, 1995 - New American Standard Bible, version from 1995


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