Wednesday, February 11, 2009


Grief by Gene Gould

Grief has wrapped its tight and unrelenting arms around my family today. My sister's husband, father of her four children, died early this morning. There's everything and nothing to say, a lifetime of regrets and failed hopes and echoing cries swelling in our family, with only one word resounding in my head: grief. It's mountainous and persistent, uncomfortable and unavoidable.

I'm grateful that my sister will be okay and that Jesus' arms are around them in this time. Please lift them up in prayer, if you think of her and the burdens she must bear. Also, his mother has lost her only child when he died. Please remember her as well.

Bless you.

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  1. Just know you are surrounded by prayers.

  2. I am so sorry, Reese. Your family will be in my prayers.

  3. Oh, Reese, I feel so heartbroken reading this. I will be praying for you family.

  4. Thankfully you and your family have a faith to lean on. We will be praying for you all.

  5. Reese, I am so sorry to hear of your family's loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.